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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/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) 972-2274
mmorrison@astate.edu
www.astate.edu/college/conhp/departments/occupational-therapy/otd-index.dot
Status: Preaccreditation Status

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

Gannon University - Florida Campus
(Tentative Visit: 2017/2018)
(OT - entry-level doctoral)
Occupational Therapy Program
105 Commercial Center Drive
Ruskin, FL 33570
(814) 871-7708
connelly004@gannon.edu
www.gannon.edu/Academic-Offerings/Health-Professions-and-Sciences/Graduate/Occupational-Therapy-Doctorate/Gannon-in-Ruskin,-Florida/
Status: Preaccreditation 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

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 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

Iowa

Drake University
(Tentative Visit: 2018/2019)
(OT - entry-level doctoral)
Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
2507 University Avenue 
Des Moines, IA 50311-4516 
(515) 271-2480
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: 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

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

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: Preaccreditation Status

Pennsylvania

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

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

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