Effective Fall 2012

Ph.D. course requirements include a minimum of 72 credits for each of three entry routes:

Entry A: For students enrolled in the continuous Master’s/Ph.D. degree program in occupational therapy at CSU, 18 credits of the CSU M.S. degree in Occupational Therapy will apply toward partial fulfillment of the required 72 credits.

Entry B: For students who submit a previously earned Master’s degree, up to 30 credits may be accepted toward partial fulfillment of the required 72 credits.  All potential credits accepted toward partial fulfillment of the requirements below must be approved by the student’s graduate committee, the Department of Occupational Therapy, and the Graduate School.

Entry C: For students who do not submit a Master’s degree in partial fulfillment of the required 72 credits, up to 10 credits earned after the bachelor’s degree maybe accepted for transfer.  Only courses taken at a 500-level or higher will be considered.  All potential credits accepted toward partial fulfillment of the requirements below must be approved by the student’s graduate committee, the Department of Occupational Therapy, and the Graduate School.

Occupation and Rehabilitation Science Core
OT 601Occupation and Rehabilitation Science I 13
OT 641Occupation and Rehabilitation Science II 13
OT 701Occupation and Rehabilitation Science III3
OT 792Seminar 26
Research Core
OT 620Research to Practice I 1,33
OT 640Research to Practice II 1,33
Select one group from the following:9
Group A:
Practicum 1
Thesis
Group B:
Practicum 1
Thesis
Advanced Quantitative or Qualitative Research 43
Academic Career Core
OT 710Teaching Occupation and Rehab Science3
HDFS 592Grant Writing-Human Services and Research1-3
or NB 771 Writing, Submitting, and Reviewing Grants
Electives
Directed Electives 518-20
Dissertation
OT 799Dissertation15
Total Credits72

A minimum of 72 credits are required to complete this program. 

1

Students enrolled in the continuous M.S./Ph.D. program receive credit from their M.S. toward the Ph.D. for these courses.

2

OT 792 will be taken two or more times for a total of 6 credits.

3

Students may substitute 3 credits of qualitative research for OT 620 and 3 credits of quantitative research for OT 640 with approval of graduate committee and the department.

4

With approval of graduate committee, select three credits of advanced research from the following departments/academic units: Human Development and Family Studies, Psychology, School of Education, Sociology, or Statistics.

5

With approval of graduate committee, select enough elective credits to bring program total to a minimum of 72 credits from the following departments/academic units: Occupational Therapy, Anthropology, Biomedical Science, Computer Science, Health and Exercise Science, Human Development and Family Studies, Neurobiology, Psychology, School of Education, School of Social Work, Statistics.