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Research Article  |   February 1980
Design of the Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy, Part 1. A Logical Approach
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Joan C. Rogers, Ph.D., OTR, is Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Allied Health Professions, Division of Occupational Therapy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • This paper was based on a presentation made at the 59th Annual Conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Detroit, Michigan, April 1979.
    This paper was based on a presentation made at the 59th Annual Conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Detroit, Michigan, April 1979.×
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Research Article   |   February 1980
Design of the Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy, Part 1. A Logical Approach
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, February 1980, Vol. 34, 113-118. doi:10.5014/ajot.34.2.113
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, February 1980, Vol. 34, 113-118. doi:10.5014/ajot.34.2.113
Abstract

The function of the master’s degree in a bachelor’s level profession is explored, using the principles of the American academic degree structure and the professional educational structure. Based on these principles, the basic master’s program in occupational therapy is viewed as being at variance with the degree structure of higher education. This argument is grounded in the fact that the basic master’s program entails less complex educational objectives than does the advanced master’s program.