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OT Master's-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.

NOTE: In order for OT master’s degree students to be eligible for the NBCOT certification exam, they must:

  • Graduate from an ACOTE-accredited entry-level master’s degree occupational therapy program prior to July 1, 2027.
  • New or repeat candidates with an entry-level master’s degree conferred prior to July 1, 2027 must sit for the NBCOT exam prior to the implementation of the next new practice analysis results, which is anticipated to be approximately 18 months after the July 1, 2027 mandate takes effect.

Students graduating with a master’s degree after July 1, 2027 will not be eligible to sit for the NBCOT OTR exam.

Schools

Florida

University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences - Miami Campus
(Tentative Visit: 2018/2019)
(OT - professional entry-level master's)
Occupational Therapy Program
11410 NW 20th Street
Miami, FL 33172
(904) 826-0084 x222 or (800) 241-1027 x253
admissions@usa.edu
www.usa.edu
Status: Candidacy Status

Georgia

Georgia State University
(Tentative Visit: 2017/2018)
(OT - professional entry-level master's)
Occupational Therapy Program
PO Box 3995
Atlanta, GA 30302-3995
(404) 413-1446
occuptherapy@gsu.edu
http://occupationaltherapy.gsu.edu/
Status: Preaccreditation Status

Illinois

Lewis University-Romeoville
(Tentative Visit: 2019/2020)
(OT - professional entry-level master's)
MSOT Program
One University Parkway
Romeoville, IL 60446-2200
(815) 836-5639
GradStudies@lewisu.edu
www.lewisu.edu
Status: Candidacy Status

North Central College
(Tentative Visit: 2019/2020)
(OT - professional entry-level master's degree)
Occupational Therapy Program
School of Education and Health Sciences
30 North Brainard Street
Naperville, IL 60540-4607
(630) 637-5555
grad@noctrl.edu
https://northcentralcollege.edu
Status: Candidacy Status

Kentucky

Murray State University-Paducah Regional Campus
(Tentative Visit: 2019/2020)
(OT - professional entry-level master's)
Occupational Therapy Program
4430 Sunset Avenue
Paducah, KY 42001-4805
(270) 809-2193
mhobbs4@murraystate.edu
https://www.murraystate.edu/academics/CollegesDepartments/nursing-and-health-professions/AHS/occ_therapy.aspx
Status: Candidacy Status

Ohio

University of Cincinnati
(Tentative Visit: 2019/2020)
(OT - professional entry-level master's)
Occupational Therapy Program
College of Allied Health Sciences
French-East Building, Room 315
PO Box 670394
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0394
(513) 558-7485
steven.wheeler@uc.edu
www.cahs.uc.edu
Status: Candidacy Status

Walsh University
(Tentative Visit: 2018/2019)
(OT - professional entry-level master's)
Occupational Therapy Program
2020 East Maple Street
North Canton, OH 44720-3336
(330) 490-7181
adice@walsh.edu
www.walsh.edu
Status: Candidacy Status

Pennsylvania

Gwynedd Mercy University
(Tentative Visit: 2019/2020)
(OT - professional entry-level master's)
Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
1325 Sumneytown Pike
Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437-0901
(215) 542-4659
mernar.t@gmercyu.edu
www.gmercyu.edu
Status: Candidacy Status

Messiah College
(Tentative Visit: 2018/2019)
(OT - professional entry-level master's)
Occupational Therapy Program
One College Avenue
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
(717) 796-1800
lrutt@messsiah.edu
www.messiah.edu
Status: Candidacy Status

Texas

University of Texas at Tyler
(Tentative Visit: 2019/2020)
(OT - professional entry-level master's)
Occupational Therapy Program
3900 University Boulevard
Tyler, TX 75799-6600
(903) 566-7075
dbrown@uttyler.edu
Weekend program offered.
www.uttyler.edu/hkdept/graduate/master-of-occupational-therapy.php
Status: Candidacy Status

Virginia

Emory and Henry College-Marion Campus
(Tentative Visit: 2017/2018)
(OT - professional entry-level master's)
Occupational Therapy Program
School of Health Sciences
565 Radio Hill Road
Marion, VA 24354-4219
(276) 944-6342
lfincher@ehc.edu
www.ehc.edu
Status: Preaccreditation Status