Looking to Transfer into an Occupational Therapy Program?
OTCAS and PTCAS applicants: We appreciate your patience as we review a record number of applications. You will receive an admission notice by March 15
University of the Sciences now offers an accelerated pathway to
the doctorate in occupational therapy (DrOT) program. It is one of only
a handful of entry-level professional doctoral programs in the country.
We still offer our MOT program to post-baccalaureate applicants,
but why not spend only an extra year and come out with a doctorate?
Below you will see what makes our program the best
Why earning a master’s or doctorate in occupational therapy
at USciences makes sense:
choice for completing
your degree and also discover what you’ll need to transfer
in as a first-, second-, or third-year student.
- One of only a handful of entry-level professional doctoral programs in the
- Direct-entry program means automatic acceptance into the doctoral
phase of the program on completion of the BSHS, with no further
application, as long as you maintain minimum grade requirements
- Opportunity to earn a DrOT through our accelerated pathway,
earning a BSHS in 3½ years, and the DrOT after 2½
years of additional study
- Employment opportunities in a fast-growing profession, where
your DrOT will set you apart as a leader
- Preparation for both general practice and your choice of two
specializations: community-based practice and leadership
- Two 3-month clinical internships (all programs) and one
4-month rotation (DrOT programs), which will complement your specialty
Students starting classes in the first or second year of the occupational
therapy program will begin classes in the fall, while third year
eligible and post-baccalaureate students will begin the professional
phase of the OT program in late May.
More Information for Transfer Students and Post-Baccalaureate
Please review the selections below to learn more about requirements
and application deadlines -- everything you need to make the next
step in your education!