University of Southern California
Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

How to Apply

Bachelor’s to Master’s Degree

For students who have not yet received an undergraduate degree and are seeking one in occupational therapy. This program will save you a year of graduate school (after you complete your BS, you will have only one year to earn your MA). 

One Year Master’s Degree

For practicing occupational therapists who received their bachelor’s degree (or international equivalent) in occupational therapy and plan to return to school to earn a master’s.

Two Year Master’s Degree

An entry-level master’s program for students who have already received an undergraduate degree in a field other than occupational therapy (ie: psychology, neurology, economics, anthropology, etc).

Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)

A clinical doctorate for students who have already received a master’s degree in occupational therapy.

Doctor of Philosophy in Occupational Science (Ph.D.)

For students who have completed a baccalaureate degree in an appropriate field, such as Occupational Therapy or one of the biological or social sciences and seek to become career research scientists.

U.S. News Ranks USC #1 Program in the Nation

USC Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
1540 Alcazar Street, CHP 133
Los Angeles, CA 90089-9003
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Phone: (323) 442-2850 · Toll free: (866) 385-4250
Fax: (323) 442-1540
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The USC entry-level master's degree program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education® (ACOTE). ACOTE c/o Accreditation Department, American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.®, 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449, (301) 652-6611 x2914,

Professional program graduates are eligible to apply for certification by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.®



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