The Master of Occupational Therapy Weekend Program is a three-year program that consists of two and a half years of coursework and six months of full-time fieldwork. A new cohort begins each summer in June. The weekend program is intended for the adult learner who has completed a bachelor's degree. It is preferred, but not necessary, that a candidate has healthcare experience.
The weekend program format allows adults with busy lives, jobs, and families to pursue a graduate degree. The weekend program consists of four modules per academic year, and classes meet six weekends per module. Courses are scheduled on alternate weekends during each module, primarily fall through spring. The weekend classes are scheduled on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., with no classes on Sundays. Some courses have an online component requiring less time on campus. The unique structure of this program has made it possible for students from other states to commute and complete their degree.
Students should plan that courses will begin in the summer and follow this time frame:
Summer Module: June-August
Fall Module: September- December
Winter Module: January-March
Spring Module: April-June
The tuition and fee information for the program can be found at on the Graduate Charges page.
Admission requirements can be found by clicking the Admission Info button below. Admission requirements are the same for all applicants, regardless of whether the applicant has a COTA or PTA degree. However, healthcare experience is preferred and will be assessed positively in the application review process.
If a bachelor's degree has not yet been earned, Findlay offers an online Degree Completion Program that some applicants choose to pursue. More information about this program can be found by
Master of Occupational Therapy Program Accreditation