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Graduate Student FAQ

  1. What graduate programs does Puget Sound offer?
  2. How many graduate students are on campus?
  3. Is there housing available to graduate students?
  4. Is financial aid available for graduate students?

 

1. What graduate programs does Puget Sound offer?

Puget Sound offers graduate programs in Education, Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.), and Master of Education in Counseling (M.Ed.); in Occupational Therapy, Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT), Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT), and Post-Professional Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (PPMSOT); and Physical Therapy, Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT).

The School of Education is dedicated to the preparation and continuing development of talented and committed educators. The school offers graduate programs for students planning careers in elementary or secondary school teaching (M.A.T.) or as counselors (M.Ed.). Puget Sound consistently places a higher percentage of its M.A.T. graduates in teaching positions than any other teacher preparation program in Washington State. For more information, see the School of Education link at the right.

The primary objective of the School of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy at Puget Sound is to assist students in attaining the knowledge, skill, and attitudes required for the practice of occupational therapy or physical therapy. 

The two-year master of occupational therapy degree program has two tracks. The research intensive track, which includes a rigorous research project, will result in the awarding of the MSOT degree. The second track includes coursework in health policy, advocacy, and leadership, and requires a program development project. It will result in the awarding of the MOT degree.

The PPMSOT track is a year-long program for occupational therapists who have a bachelor's degree, but would like to complete their MSOT.

The three-year master of physical therapy degree program results in an DPT degree. 

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2. How many graduate students are on campus?

About 250 graduate students divided between the three programs: education, physical therapy, and occupational therapy.

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3. Is there housing available to graduate students?

Housing is not available to graduate students on campus. There are, however, many off-campus housing opportunities, reasonably priced, and within walking distance of campus. Students can watch the "Connections" postings in Wheelock Student Center, check the classifieds in The News Tribune, or talk to classmates for other off-campus housing possibilities in the vicinity.

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4. Is there financial aid available to graduate students?

Yes, financial aid is available for Puget Sound graduate students. In order to apply for need-based financial aid, graduate students need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For more information, you may also visit the Student Financial Services Web page.

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