The Combined Bachelor of Science in Life Science/Master of Science in Occupational Therapy is a 5 and a half year program (3 + 2 1/2: 3 years of pre-professional courses and a 2 1/2 year professional phase). The master’s degree program provides entry-level professional education in occupational therapy.
To be eligible for admission into the combined B.S./M.S. program, applicants must possess a high school degree or equivalency. Preference is given to applicants with a three- to four-year sequence in high school math and science Regents courses. In addition, students are required to provide the following:
To be competitive, applicants should have an overall GPA of at least 2.5, with no science or math grade below C and a combined SAT score of 850. The Department of Occupational Therapy Admissions Committee will re view completed applications and render the final admission decision for review by the NYIT Office of Admissions.
In order to enter the professional phase of the program, applicants must have completed the following undergraduate courses. Note that all science courses must be for science majors:
This combined program is designed for undergraduates, freshmen or transfer students, who wish to be admitted to the Master of Science program in Occupational Therapy following three years of undergraduate work. Students may apply for admission into the master’s program (professional phase) after completion of all prerequisite courses, if they have maintained an overall GPA of 2.5, received no science or math grade below a C, and received the recommendation of the Occupational Therapy Admissions Committee after a personal interview.
The B.S. in Life Science will be conferred after successful completion of the first professional year of the Occupational Therapy master’s degree program. See the undergraduate and graduate catalogs for more details, and meet with your advisor.