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OT Doctoral-Level Programs - Developing

The following 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

A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Health Sciences
(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/occupational-therapy-degree
Status: Preaccreditation Status

Arkansas

University of Central Arkansas
(Tentative Visit: 2019/2020)
(OT - entry-level doctoral)
Department of Occupational Therapy
201 Donaghey Avenue, PO Box 5001
Conway, AR 72035-0001
(501) 450-5017
Otinfo@uca.edu
www.uca.edu/ot/
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/occupational_therapy
Status: Candidacy Status

University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences - California Campus
(Tentative Visit: 2018/2019)
(OT - entry-level doctoral)
Occupational Therapy Program
700 Windy Point Drive
San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 591-3012 or (800) 241-1027
admissions@usa.edu
www.usa.edu/
Status: Candidacy Status

West Coast University - Los Angeles
(Tentative Visit: 2018/2019)
(OT - entry-level doctoral)
Occupational Therapy Program
590 N. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(323) 284-2420
mtatoyan@westcoastuniversity.edu
www.westcoastuniversity.edu/programs/ms-occupational-therapy.html
Status: Candidacy Status

Florida

Jacksonville University
(Tentative Visit: 2020/2021)
(OT - entry-level doctoral)
Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program
2800 University Boulevard North
Jacksonville, FL 32211-3321
(904) 256-8917
mjustis1@ju.edu
www.ju.edu/OT
Status: Candidacy Status

University of Florida
(Tentative Visit: 2020/2021)
(OT - entry-level doctoral)
Department of Occupational Therapy
101 S. Newell Drive
P.O. Box 100164
Gainesville, FL 32610-0164
(352) 273-6817
ctmyers@phhp.ufl.edu
www.ot.phhp.ufl.edu
Status: Candidacy Status

University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences - Florida Campus
(Tentative Visit: 2018/2019)
(OT - entry-level doctoral)
Occupational Therapy Program
1 University Boulevard
St. Augustine, FL 32086-5783
(904) 826-0084 x222 or (800) 241-1027 x253
admissions@usa.edu
www.usa.edu
Status: Candidacy Status

University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences - Miami Campus
(Tentative Visit: 2019/2020)
(OT - entry-level doctoral)
Occupational Therapy Program
11410 NW 20th Street, Suite 222
Miami, FL 33172
(904) 826-0084 x222 or (800) 241-1027 x253
admissions@usa.edu
www.usa.edu
Status: Candidacy Status

Illinois

Midwestern University-Downers Grove Campus
(Tentative Visit: 2019/2020)
(OT - entry-level doctoral) 
Occupational Therapy Program 
College of Health Sciences 
555 31st Street 
Downers Grove, IL 60515-1235 
(630) 515-6188
admissil@midwestern.edu
www.midwestern.edu/programs-and-admission/il-occupational-therapy.html
Status: Candidacy Status

Rush University
(Tentative Visit: 2019/2020)
(OT - entry-level doctoral)
Department of Occupational Therapy
Rush University Medical Center
600 South Paulina Street, Suite 1011
Chicago, IL 60612-3833
(312) 942-8721
OT_Admissions@rush.edu
www.rushu.rush.edu/occuth/
Status: Candidacy Status

Indiana

Indiana University
(Tentative Visit: 2020/2021)
(OT - entry-level doctoral)
Department of Occupational Therapy
1140 West Michigan Street, Coleman Hall 311
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5119
(317) 274-7238
otadmit@iupui.edu
www.shrs.iu.edu/academics/occupational-therapy/index.html
Status: Candidacy Status

Iowa

Drake University
(Tentative Visit: 2018/2019)
(OT - entry-level doctoral)
Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
3003 Forest Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311-2911
(515) 271-2480
drakeot@drake.edu
www.drake.edu/ot
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: Preaccreditation Status

Kansas

University of Kansas Medical Center
(Tentative Visit: 2021/2022)
(OT - entry-level doctoral)
Department of Occupational Therapy Education
3901 Rainbow Boulevard - 3033 Robinson, MS 2003
Kansas City, KS 66160-7602
(913) 588-7195
OTprogram@kumc.edu
www.kumc.edu/school-of-health-professions/occupational-therapy-education/master-of-occupational-therapy.html
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/academics/programs/occupational-therapy/otdprograms/entryotd/
Status: Candidacy Status

Western New England University
(Tentative Visit: 2019/2020)
(OT - entry-level doctoral)
Division of Occupational Therapy
1215 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA 01119-2612
(413) 796-2100
OTD@wne.edu
www.wne.edu
Status: Candidacy Status

Mississippi

University of Mississippi Medical Center
(Tentative Visit: 2020/2021)
(OT - entry-level doctoral)
Department of Occupational Therapy
School of Health Related Professions
2500 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39216-4500
(601) 984-6350
slowman@umc.edu
www.umc.edu
Status: Candidacy Status

Montana

University of Mary-Billings
(Tentative Visit: 2020/2021)
(OT - entry-level doctoral)
Occupational Therapy Program
2590 Holman Avenue, Suite A
Billings, MT 59102-7440
(701) 355-8212
phkitzenberg@umary.edu
www.umary.edu/academics/programs/ms-occupational-therapy.php
Status: Candidacy Status

New Jersey

Kean University
(Tentative Visit: 2020/2021)
(OT - entry-level doctoral)
Department of Occupational Therapy
Nathan Weiss Graduate College
215 North Avenue, EC Room 224
Hillside, NJ 07205
(908) 737-5850
ot@kean.edu
www.grad.kean.edu/ot
Status: Candidacy Status

North Carolina

Methodist University
(Tentative Visit: 2020/2021)
(OT - entry-level doctoral)
Occupational Therapy Doctoral Program
5400 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC 28311-1420
(910) 480-8493
knovak@methodist.edu
www.methodist.edu
Status: Candidacy Status

North Dakota

University of Mary-Bismarck
(Tentative Visit: 2020/2021)
(OT - entry-level doctoral)
Occupational Therapy Program
7500 University Drive
Bismarck, ND 58504-9652
(701) 355-8212
jsibla@umary.edu
www.umary.edu/academics/programs/ms-occupational-therapy.php
Status: Candidacy Status

University of North Dakota
(Tentative Visit: 2021/2022)
(OT - entry-level doctoral)
Department of Occupational Therapy
School of Medicine and Health Sciences
1301 N. Columbia Road Stop 9037, Suite E321
Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037
(701) 777-2209
sandra.monette@med.und.edu
www.med.und.edu/occupational-therapy/
Status: Candidacy Status

Pennsylvania

Slippery Rock University
(Tentative Visit: 2020/2021)
(OT - entry-level doctoral)
Occupational Therapy Program
1 Morrow Way
Slippery Rock, PA 16057-1314
(724) 738-4862
jeffrey.loveland@sru.edu
www.sru.edu
Status: Candidacy Status

University of Pittsburgh
(Tentative Visit: 2019/2020)
(OT - entry-level doctoral)
Department of Occupational Therapy
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
5012 Forbes Tower
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
(412) 383-6620
otpitt@shrs.pitt.edu
www.shrs.pitt.edu/ot/
Status: Candidacy Status

South Carolina

Medical University of South Carolina
(Tentative Visit: 2021/2022)
(OT - entry-level doctoral)
Division of Occupational Therapy
College of Health Professions
151-B Rutledge Avenue, MSC 962
Charleston, SC 29425-9620
(843) 792-5377
chpstusv@musc.edu
www.musc.edu/chp/ot
Status: Candidacy Status

Texas

University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences-Austin Campus
(Tentative Visit: 2017/2018)
(OT - entry-level doctoral)
Occupational Therapy Department
5401 LaCrosse Avenue
Austin, TX 78739
(512) 394-9766
admissions@usa.edu 
www.usa.edu
Status: Candidacy Status

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
(Tentative Visit: 2020/2021)
(OT - entry-level doctoral)
Department of Occupational Therapy
7703 Floyd Curl Drive, Mail Code 6245
San Antonio, TX 78229-3900
(210) 567-8881
otdept@uthscsa.edu
www.uthscsa.edu/shp/ot
Status: Candidacy Status

Virginia

Virginia Commonwealth University
(Tentative Visit: 2018/2019)
(OT - entry-level doctoral)
Department of Occupational Therapy 
730 E. Broad Street 
P.O. Box 980008 
Richmond, VA 23298-0008 
(804) 828-2219
aecopoli@vcu.edu
www.sahp.vcu.edu/departments/occu/
Status: Candidacy Status