The Master’s of Science degree program in occupational therapy is offered by the Department of Occupational Therapy within the College of Health Sciences at Rush University. The program utilizes the Rush University and Rush University Medical Center facilities and opportunities throughout the curriculum. It provides the scientific and professional education for occupational therapists planning to practice in medical, educational and community-based settings. The program offers both full-time and part-time options.
· Full-time enrollment: nine quarters (26 months) of full-time academic and clinical studies.
· Part-time enrollment: nine quarters (26 months) of part-time enrollment and four quarters (12 months) of full-time enrollment.
· An optional elective for a master’s thesis is available.
· Practicum experiences occur during the first, second and third quarters.
Students participate in patient care at Rush University Medical Center by initially observing practitioners provide clinical services, then progressing to assume greater responsibility for providing supervised clinical services.
· Fieldwork experiences begin during the fourth quarter and continue throughout the curriculum. Students complete three two-week Level I fieldwork experiences and two three-month Level II fieldwork experiences. Fieldwork placements may be in Chicago and surrounding areas at other cooperating health care facilities, school programs and community-based and private practice settings.
· Beginning during the fourth quarter students participate in a faculty- supervised research which concludes during their final quarter with a Rush University research presentation.
·For additional information about the Rush University master's degree in occupational therapy please contact:
Director of Admissions
College of Health Sciences , Rush University
Phone: (312) 942-7120
Photo caption: Andy Rader and Esther Blumenkehl, Class of 2012 OT students.