Combined Bachelor's and Master's Program

Enter our program in your first year as an undergraduate, and remain with us for five years to earn a bachelor of science degree in occupational science and a master's degree in occupational therapy. 

Explore the ICOT Edge

Our combined BS/MS program has many distinct features that guarantee an enriching student experience!

  • Direct admission to the graduate program - no separate application process
  • Hands on learning opportunities in every year of study
  • Exciting on and off campus clinical experiences under the supervision of licensed OT faculty members
  • Opportunity for full semester and short-term study abroad experiences
  • Exploration of research interests through a mentored individual or group graduate research project
  • A dedicated Academic Fieldwork Coordinator to secure placements and ensure you get the most out of your fieldwork experiences

Provided that all coursework is completed satisfactorily, you will officially graduate with your master's in mid-October following your fifth year. You are then eligible to take the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) competency exam to become a registered occupational therapist.

We are proud of our community!

Our ICOT community offers:

  • A strong sense of fellowship and mutual support across OT students and faculty
  • Student led club Ithaca College Student Occupational Therapy Association
  • Numerous opportunities to engage across campus such as through pursuit of a minor, participating in a varsity or club sport, and countless students clubs and organizations
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OT Department Office
321 Smiddy Hall
Ithaca College • 953 Danby Road • Ithaca, NY 14850