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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 24, 2004
CONTACT: Millie Gonzalez
Office of University Relations
908-737-NEWS (6397)
E-mail: mgonzale@kean.edu

Kean University Announces Combined B.A./M.A. Route
Into the Master's in Occupational Therapy Program

UNION, N.J. – –The Department of Occupational Therapy (OT) of Kean University is pleased to announce that the master’s in OT program is now part of a combined bachelor’s- and master’s-level entry option for all students interested in becoming occupational therapists. Eligible students can apply now for entry into the OT program via the B.A./M.S. route for fall 2004.

Students can receive their bachelor’s degree in their selected major at the end of four years and a master’s degree in OT at the end of six years. Students are admitted into one of the following 12 undergraduate programs: biology (pre-professional); earth science (general); psychology; history; philosophy and religion; political science; public communication; recreation administration – therapeutic-recreation option; fine arts; economics; Spanish; or sociology. The bachelor’s degree in OT no longer exists. During their junior year, students may apply for admission to the existing Master of Science in occupational therapy program. If accepted, courses taken during the first year of the M.S. in OT program will be used to complete the elective requirements of the undergraduate major.

To be eligible to apply to the master’s program, the student must first meet the University requirements for their chosen undergraduate major as well as the prerequisite courses required for the OT program. These requirements must be completed by the end of the first summer session before the student expects to start the master’s in OT program.

For more information about the B.A./M.A. admissions route into the OT program, visit Kean’s Department of Occupational Therapy’s Web site at http://www.kean.edu/~ot, e-mail ot@kean.edu or call (908) 737-3380.

The OT program is offering an information session about the B.A./M.S. route into the OT program during the Undergraduate Open House on Saturday, April 17, which begins at noon in Wilkins Theatre, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, N.J. For more information about the Open House, contact Undergraduate Admissions at (908) 737-7100.