Participating Programs

Check the OT programs that you wish to attend. You must apply to at least one occupational therapy institution before you can e-submit your final OTCAS application. Apply early!

Please click on the Program Name to review complete information regarding supplemental applications, prerequisites, and deadline requirements.

Participating Programs Directory

State Institution Name Program Type Deadline Supplemental Link
AL Alabama State University Entry-Level M.S. 02/01/14 N/A
AZ AT Still University – Arizona School of Health Sciences Entry-Level M.S. 04/01/13 By Invitation Only
TN Belmont University Entry-Level OTD 02/07/14 Link to Supplemental
MA Boston University (Sargent College) Combined Entry-level M.S. /OTD 01/15/14
MA Boston University (Sargent College) Combined B.S./Entry-Level M.S. 01/15/14
MA Boston University Entry-Level M.S. 12/15/13  N/A
GA Brenau University – Norcross (Weekday Program – May 2014 Start Date) Entry-Level M.S. 11/15/13 Link to Supplemental
GA Brenau University – Norcross (Weekend Program – January 2015 Start Date) Entry-Level M.S. 06/01/14 Link to Supplemental
GA Brenau University – Gainesville (Day Program – August 2014 Start Date) Entry-Level M.S. 01/15/14 Link to Supplemental
PA Chatham University Entry-Level M.S. 12/06/13 N/A
PA Chatham University Professional OTD 11/15/13 N/A
OH Cleveland State University Entry-Level M.S. 01/15/14 Link to Supplemental
NE College of Saint Mary Combined B.S./Entry-Level M.S. N/A
MN College of St. Scholastica Combined B.S./Entry-Level M.S. 12/15/13 N/A
MN College of St. Scholastica Entry-Level M.S. 12/15/13 N/A
CO Colorado State University Entry-Level M.S. 01/15/14 Link to Supplemental
WI Concordia University Wisconsin Entry-Level M.S. 02/01/14 N/A
WI Concordia University Wisconsin Blended Entry-Level M.S. 06/16/14 N/A
MI Cox College Entry-Level M.S. 06/09/14 Link to Supplemental
NE Creighton University – Anchorage & Omaha Entry-Level OTD 03/01/14 Link to Supplemental
MI Davenport University Entry-Level M.S. 01/31/14 Link to Supplemental
NY Dominican College Combined B.S./Entry-Level M.S. 02/14/14 Link to Supplemental
PA Duquesne University OTD 03/15/14 Link to Supplemental
PA Duquesne University Entry-Level M.S. 06/01/14 Link to Supplemental
WA Eastern Washington University Combined B.S./Entry-Level M.S. 01/01/14 Two Part Supplemental:
Part 1
Part 2
WA Eastern Washington University Entry-Level M.S. 01/01/14 Two Part Supplemental:
Part 1
Part 2
FL Florida A & M University Entry-Level M.S. 02/01/14
IL Governors State University Entry-Level M.S. 10/15/13  N/A
DC Howard University Entry-Level M.S. 01/15/14 Link to Supplemental
IN Huntington University Entry-Level OTD 6/1/2014 N/A
ID Idaho State University Combined B.S./Entry-Level M.S. 01/15/14
ID Idaho State University Entry-Level M.S. 01/15/14 Link to Supplemental
IN Indiana State University Entry-Level M.S. 1/1/14 Link to Supplemental
IN Indiana Wesleyan University Entry-Level OTD 03/16/14
NY Keuka College Combined B.S./Entry-Level M.S. 04/01/14
NY Long Island University – Brooklyn Campus Combined B.S./Entry-Level M.S. 02/01/14
LA Louisiana State University – New Orleans Entry-Level M.S. 06/01/14 N/A
LA Louisiana State University – Shreveport Entry-Level M.S. 11/01/13 N/A
VA Mary Baldwin College – Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences (OTD) Entry-Level OTD 01/15/14 N/A
MA MGH Institute of Health Professions Entry-Level OTD 12/01/13 Link to Supplemental
IL Midwestern University – Downers Grove Entry-Level M.S. 02/01/14 N/A
AZ Midwestern University – Glendale Entry-Level M.S. 02/01/14 N/A
TN Milligan College Entry-Level M.S. 01/01/14 N/A
NY New York Institute of Technology Combined B.S./Entry-Level M.S. 01/15/14
NY New York Institute of Technology Entry-Level M.S. 01/15/14
AZ Northern Arizona University Entry-Level OTD 02/05/14
FL Nova Southeastern University – Ft. Lauderdale Entry-Level M.S. 02/01/14 By Invitation Only
FL Nova Southeastern University – Tampa Entry-Level OTD 02/15/14 Link to Supplemental
OH The Ohio State University Entry-Level M.S. 11/01/13 http://hrs.osu.edu/
PA Philadelphia University Entry-Level M.S. 02/01/14 N/A
CT Quinnipiac University Combined B.S./Entry-Level M.S. 03/01/14 N/A
MO Rockhurst University Entry-Level M.S. 01/01/14 N/A
UT Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions Post-Professional OTD 01/01/14
IL Rush University Entry-Level M.S. 12/01/13 By Invitation Only
CT Sacred Heart University Entry-Level M.S. 12/15/13 N/A
MO Saint Louis University Entry-Level M.S. 01/15/14 N/A
PA Salus University Combined Entry-level M.S. /OTD 05/01/14 N/A
PA Salus University Entry-Level OTD Closed N/A
PA Salus University Entry-Level M.S. 05/01/14 N/A
CA Samuel Merritt University Entry-Level M.S. 11/01/13 N/A
OH Shawnee State University Entry-Level M.S. 12/15/13 Link to Supplemental
VA Shenandoah University- Northern Virginia Entry-Level M.S. 11/30/13 N/A
VA Shenandoah University – Winchester Entry-Level M.S. 11/30/13 N/A
IA St. Ambrose University Entry-Level M.S. 12/15/13 By Request Only
MN St. Catherine University (Day Program) Entry-Level M.S. 12/01/13 N/A
MN St. Catherine University (Weekend Program) Entry-Level M.S. 12/01/13 N/A
NY Stony Brook University Combined B.S./Entry-Level M.S. 02/01/14 Link to Supplemental
NY Stony Brook University Entry-Level M.S. 02/01/14 Link to Supplemental
PA Temple University Entry-Level M.S. 02/01/14 Link to Supplemental
TN Tennessee State University Entry-Level M.S. 02/15/14 Link to Supplemental
PA Thomas Jefferson University Combined B.S./Entry-Level M.S. 03/01/14 Sent after OTCAS application received
PA Thomas Jefferson University Entry-Level M.S. 02/01/14 Sent after OTCAS application received
NY Touro College – Bay Shore Combined B.S./Entry-Level M.S. 03/01/14 N/A
NY Touro College – Manhattan (February 2014 Start Date) Combined B.S./Entry-Level M.S. 09/01/13 N/A
NY Touro College – Manhattan (February 2015 Start Date) Combined B.S./Entry-Level M.S. 06/01/14 N/A
NV Touro University Nevada Entry-Level M.S. 03/01/14 Link not provided
MD Towson University Entry-Level M.S. 02/01/14
AL Tuskegee University 5-Year Entry-Level M.S. 12/15/13
AL University of Alabama at Birmingham Entry-Level M.S. 02/01/14 Link to Supplemental
AR University of Central Arkansas Entry-Level M.S. 02/01/14 Link to Supplemental
OH University of Findlay Combined B.S./Entry-Level M.S. 12/01/13 N/A
IL University of Illinois at Chicago Combined Entry-level M.S. /OTD 01/01/14 Link to Supplemental
IL University of Illinois at Chicago Entry-Level M.S. 01/01/14 Link to Supplemental
KS University of Kansas Medical Center Combined B.S./Entry-Level M.S. 12/01/13 Sent after OTCAS application received
MN University of Minnesota – Rochester Campus Entry-Level M.S. 01/15/14 Link to Supplemental
MN University of Minnesota – Twin Cities Campus Entry-Level M.S. 01/15/14 Link to Supplemental
MO University of Missouri Combined B.S./Entry-Level M.S. 12/31/13 N/A
ME University of New England Entry-Level M.S. 03/15/14 N/A
NM University of New Mexico Entry-Level M.S. 12/01/13 Link to Supplemental
PA University of Pittsburgh Entry-Level M.S. 03/01/14 N/A
WA University of Puget Sound Entry-Level M.S. 12/15/13 Link to Supplemental
AL University of South Alabama Combined B.S./Entry-Level M.S. 01/15/14
AL University of South Alabama Entry-Level M.S. 01/15/14  Link to Supplemental
SD University of South Dakota Entry-Level M.S. 01/01/14 Link to Supplemental
CA University of Southern California Entry-Level M.S. 02/15/14 Link to Supplemental
TN University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Entry-Level OTD 01/30/14 Link to Supplemental
TN University of Tennessee Health Science Center Entry-Level M.S. 03/01/14 Link to Supplemental
TX University of Texas Pan-American Entry-Level M.S. 02/01/14 Link to Supplemental
OH University of Toledo Entry-Level OTD 05/01/14 Link to Supplemental
UT University of Utah Entry-Level M.S. 12/01/13 Applying without a bachelor’s degree
Applying with a bachelor’s degree
WA University of Washington Entry-Level MOT 12/15/13 Link to Supplemental
WI University of Wisconsin – Madison Entry-Level M.S. 12/01/13 Link to Supplemental
NY Utica College 5-Year Entry-Level M.S. 03/01/14 Link to Supplemental
NY Utica College Combined B.S./Entry-Level M.S. 03/01/14 Link to Supplemental
NY Utica College Entry-Level M.S. 04/01/14 Link to Supplemental
VA Virginia Commonwealth University Entry-Level M.S. 12/01/13  N/A
MO Washington University in Saint Louis Combined Entry-level M.S. /OTD 02/01/14
MO Washington University in St Louis Entry-Level OTD 02/01/14
NM Western New Mexico University COTA-Bridge Entry- Level M.S. 04/01/13
NC Winston-Salem State University Entry-Level M.S. 01/15/14 Link to Supplmental

 

Program Levels

Successful completion of a master’s degree in occupational therapy or a professional doctorate in occupational therapy (OTD) is required to practice as an occupational therapist in the United States. Potential students have a number of different program formats available to meet this requirement:

Combined Baccalaureate/Entry Level Masters Degree Programs:

  • Entry Requirement: Commonly enter as a college freshman (Note: Many programs allow undergraduate transfers).
  • Length of Program: Typically 5 year’s duration
  • Degree(s) Awarded: A Bachelors Degree and Masters Degree

5-Year Entry Level Masters Degree Programs:

  • Entry Requirement: Commonly enter as a college freshman (Note: Many programs allow undergraduate transfers).
  • Length of Program: Typically 5 years duration.
  • Degree(s) Awarded: Masters Degree.

Entry Level Masters Degree Programs:

  • Entry Requirement: Enter with the minimum of a completed bachelor’s degree (Note: Some programs will accept applicants while bachelor’s degree is still in progress).
  • Length of Program: Typically 2–3 years duration.
  • Degree(s) Awarded: Masters Degree.

Combined Baccalaureate/ OTD Degree Programs:

  • Entry Requirement: Commonly enter as a college freshman (although many programs allow undergraduate transfers).
  • Length of Program: Typically 6–7 years duration
  • Degree(s) Awarded: A Bachelors Degree and OTD Degree

Combined Entry Level Masters/OTD Degree Program

  • Entry Requirement: Enter with the minimum of a completed bachelor’s degree (Note: Some programs will accept applicants while bachelor’s degree is still in progress)
  • Length of Program: Typically 4–5 years duration
  • Degree(s) Awarded: A Masters Degree and OTD Degree

Entry Level OTD Degree Programs:

  • Entry Requirement: Enter with the minimum of a completed bachelor’s degree (Note: Some programs will accept applicants while bachelor’s degree is still in progress).
  • Length of Program: Typically 2–3 years duration
  • Degree(s) Awarded: An OTD Degree

OTA to OT Degree Programs:

  • Entry Requirement: Completed an accredited Occupational Therapy Assistant Program (Note: Some programs will require additional prerequisites and completed bachelor’s degree).
  • Length of Program: Typically 2–3 years duration
  • Degree(s) Awarded: A Master’s Degree

New Participating Programs for OTCAS Application Cycle 2014-2015!

Indiana University

Kettering College

Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

University of Mary

University of the Sciences

University of the Wisconsin – Milwaukee



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