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The USI Occupational Therapy Program is in the process of transitioning to the doctoral level. New admissions to the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) Program are no longer being accepted. The last USI MSOT cohort has been selected and will begin classes in August 2024 and will graduate in 2026. 

Applications for the new USI Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Program will open October 1, 2024, for Fall 2025. For more information about the doctoral program, please click the OTD button below.

Accreditation Statement

The entry-level occupational therapy doctoral degree program has applied for accreditation and has been granted Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 7501 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 510E, Bethesda, MD 20814. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its web address is

The program must have a preaccreditation review, complete an on-site evaluation, and be granted Accreditation Status before its graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, all states require licensure to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. A felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.