School of Health and Medical Sciences

Seton Hall University offers an innovative dual-degree program leading to a Bachelor of Arts in Social and Behavioral Sciences (SOBT) and a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT). This six-year "3+3 program" offers you the opportunity to begin your pre-professional education in a three-year traditional liberal arts environment and to complete your professional degree in an intensive three-year curriculum that offers clinical internships.

Guaranteed Advancement

Students admitted into the Social and Behavioral Sciences (SOBT) undergraduate program are guaranteed admission into the Occupational Therapy graduate program in their senior year, provided they meet all the admission criteria. Due to a limit on the number of occupational therapy students in each entering class, admission into the program is competitive and highly selective.

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Questions?

Speak with an Adviser:

Prof. Joan K. Brennan, MPA
Director of the Social and Behavior Sciences Undergraduate Program, College of Arts and Sciences
SOBT/MSOT Dual-Degree Adviser
Freshman Studies Mentor
joan.brennan@shu.edu
(973) 275-2595

Accreditation

The Occupational Therapy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE's telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its web address is www.acoteonline.org. The six-semester, 84-credit program offers a unique blend of experiential and academic experiences with a community and entrepreneurship model. Through this dynamic interplay, students are well prepared to begin professional practice as entry-level occupational therapists.

The Occupational Therapy program is a rigorous program with high expectations for students' performance. During the 2007-2009 academic years, 78 students were admitted to the program, 70 (90%) of them completed the program. Occasionally, students chose to withdraw from the program for various reasons. Program graduates are eligible to take the National Certification Examination for the Occupational Therapist (NBCOT). Pass rate reports can be found at https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx

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