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OT Doctoral-Level Programs - Developing

The folllowing are new programs that are not yet accredited, but have completed the first steps in the 3-step initial accreditation process.
  • Programs having “Candidacy Status” have successfully completed Step 1 of the initial accreditation process and may admit students into the program.
  • Programs having “Preaccreditation Status” have successfully completed Steps 1 and 2 of the initial accreditation process. These programs would appear to meet the Standards if fully implemented in accordance with the plans of the sponsoring institution. An on‑site evaluation will be conducted before the first class completes the academic curriculum.

Schools

Arizona

Arizona School of Health Sciences, A.T. Still University
(Tentative Visit: 2018/2019)
(OT - entry-level doctoral)
Occupational Therapy Department
5850 E. Still Circle 
Mesa, AZ 85206-3618 
(480) 219-6000 
admissions@atsu.edu
www.atsu.edu/ashs/programs/occupational_therapy/index.htm
Status: Candidacy Status

Arkansas

Arkansas State University - Jonesboro
(Tentative Visit: 2016/2017)
(OT - entry-level doctoral)
Occupational Therapy Doctoral Program
106 N. Caraway Road, PO Box 910
Jonesboro, AR 72401-0910
(870) 972-3112
sjwilson@astate.edu
www.astate.edu/college/conhp/
Status: Candidacy Status

California

Samuel Merritt University
(Tentative Visit: 2018/2019)
(OT - entry-level doctoral) 
Occupational Therapy Department 
450 30th Street, Suite 4706 
Oakland, CA 94609-3302 
(510) 869-6511 x4780
khayner@samuelmerritt.edu
www.samuelmerritt.edu
Status: Candidacy Status

Florida

Gannon University - Florida Campus
(Tentative Visit: 2017/2018)
(OT - entry-level doctoral)
Occupational Therapy Program
105 Commercial Center Drive
Ruskin, FL 33570
(814) 871-7000
connelly004@gannon.edu
www.gannon.edu/Academic-Offerings/Health-Professions-and-Sciences/Graduate/Occupational-Therapy-Doctorate/Gannon-in-Ruskin,-Florida/
Status: Candidacy Status

Indiana

Indiana Wesleyan University
(Tentative Visit: 2017/2018)
(OT - entry-level doctoral)
Occupational Therapy Program
4201 South Washington Street
Marion, IN 46953-4974
(765) 677-1427
doug.morris@indwes.edu
www.indwes.edu/otd
Status: Candidacy Status

University of Indianapolis
(Tentative Visit: 2016/2017)
(OT - entry-level doctoral)
School of Occupational Therapy
1400 East Hanna Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46227-3630
(317) 788-3432
ot@uindy.edu
http://ot.uindy.edu/mot/
Status: Candidacy Status

Iowa

Drake University
(Tentative Visit: 2017/2018)
(OT - entry-level doctoral)
Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
2507 University Avenue 
Des Moines, IA 50311-4516 
(515) 271-2011 
jessica.lang@drake.edu
www.drake.edu
Status: Candidacy Status

St. Ambrose University
(Tentative Visit: 2017/2018)
(OT - entry-level doctoral)
Occupational Therapy Department
College for Health Sciences Education
1320 West Lombard Street 
Davenport, IA 52804-2029 
(563) 333-6277 
ot@sau.edu
www.sau.edu/ot/
Status: Candidacy Status

Massachusetts

Boston University, College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (Sargent College)
(Tentative Visit: 2018/2019)
(OT - entry-level doctoral)
Department of Occupational Therapy
635 Commonwealth Avenue 
Boston, MA 02215-1605 
(617) 353-2729 
ot@bu.edu
www.bu.edu/sargent/entryotd
Status: Candidacy Status

MGH Institute of Health Professions
(Tentative Visit: 2016/2017)
(OT - entry-level doctoral)
Department of Occupational Therapy
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
36 First Avenue, Charlestown Navy Yard
Boston, MA 02129-4557
(617) 643-2764
otdel@mghihp.edu
www.mghihp.edu/ot
Status: Preaccreditation Status

Nevada

Touro University Nevada
(Tentative Visit: 2017/2018)
(OT - entry-level doctoral) 
School of Occupational Therapy 
874 American Pacific Drive 
Henderson, NV 89014 
(702) 777-1783
yvonne.randall@tun.touro.edu 
http://tun.touro.edu/programs/college-of-health-and-human-services/occupational-therapy/
Status: Candidacy Status

Ohio

Kettering College
(Tentative Visit: 2017/2018)
(OT - entry-level doctoral)
Occupational Therapy Doctoral Program
68 Darst Road
Beavercreek, OH 45440
(937) 395-8601
terrance.anderson@kc.edu
www.kc.edu/otd
Status: Candidacy Status

Ohio State University
(Tentative Visit: 2015/2016)
(OT - entry-level doctoral)
Division of Occupational Therapy
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
406 Atwell Hall, 453 West 10th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210-2205
(614) 292-5824
ot@osumc.edu
http://medicine.osu.edu/hrs/ot/pages/index.aspx
Status: Preaccreditation Status

Pennsylvania

Duquesne University
(Tentative Visit: 2015/2016)
(OT - entry-level doctoral)
Department of Occupational Therapy
Rangos School of Health Sciences, Room 234
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
(412) 396-5945
ot@duq.edu
www.duq.edu/academics/schools/health-sciences/academic-programs/occupational-therapy
Status: Preaccreditation Status

Thomas Jefferson University
(Tentative Visit: 2017/2018)
(OT - entry-level doctoral)
Entry-Level Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program
Jefferson School of Health Professions
901 Walnut Street, 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107-5233
(215) 955-8010
JSHPAdmissions@jefferson.edu
www.jefferson.edu/university/health_professions/departments/occupational_therapy.html
Status: Candidacy Status

Virginia

Virginia Commonwealth University
(Tentative Visit: 2017/2018)
(OT - entry-level doctoral)
Department of Occupational Therapy 
730 E. Broad Street 
P.O. Box 980008 
Richmond, VA 23298-0008 
(804) 828-2200 
aecopoli@vcu.edu
www.sahp.vcu.edu/departments/occu/
Status: Candidacy Status