Occupational Therapy Schools

To become a qualified practicing occupational therapist in the United States you can either pursue a Doctor of Occupational Therapy (DPT) or Master of Occupational Therapy (MPT) degree .

By far the most common option offered by accredited occupational therapy schools is the Doctor of Occupational Therapy (DPT) degree.  However some schools still offer Master of Occupational Therapy (MPT) degree programs.

In 2009 The American Occupational Therapy Association reported that there were a total of 156 accredited occupational therapist programs being offered in the United States.  5 of these (3%) were Doctor of Occupational Therapy (DOT) degree programs and the remaining 251 (97%) were Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) degree programs.

Both the DOT and MOT education programs include clinical internships which need to be completed to qualify for the degree.  In addition to this, occupational therapists are required to pass the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education or American Occupational Therapy Association Examination before they are eligible to practice anywhere in the United States.

To make it easy to find the occupational therapy school you are looking for we have sorted them so you can search by either Location or Degree Type.


Occupational Therapy Schools Sorted By State

Alabama

Alabama State University
Campus location: Montgomery, AL
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type: Public

Tuskegee University
Campus location: Tuskegee, AL
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type: Private

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Campus location: Birmingham, AL
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type: Public

University of South Alabama
Campus location: Mobile, AL
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT) and combined Baccalaureate/Master’s
University Type: Public

Arizona

Arizona School of Health Sciences
Campus location: Mesa, AZ
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type: Private

Midwestern University
Campus location: Glendale, AZ
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type: Private

Arkansas

University of Central Arkansas
Campus location: Conway, AR
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT) and combined Baccalaureate/Master’s
University Type: Public

California

California State University, Dominguez Hills
Campus location: Carson, CA
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type: Public

Dominican University of California
Campus location: San Rafael, CA
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT) and combined Baccalaureate/Master’s
University Type: Private

Loma Linda University
Campus location: Loma Linda, CA
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT) and combined Baccalaureate/Master’s
University Type: Private

Samuel Merritt University
Campus location: Oakland, CA
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type: Private

San Jose State University
Campus location: San Jose, CA
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT) and combined Baccalaureate/Master’s
University Type: Public

University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
Campus location: San Marcos, CA
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type: Private

University of Southern California
Campus location: Los Angeles, CA
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT) and combined Baccalaureate/Master’s
University Type: Private

Colorado

Colorado State University
Campus location: Fort Collins, CO
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type: Public

Connecticut

Quinnipiac University
Campus location: Hamden, CT
Type of Degree:OT – combined baccalaureate/master’s
University Type: Private

Sacred Heart University
Campus location: Fairfield, CT
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type: Private

District of Columbia

Howard University
Campus location: Washington, DC
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type: Private

Florida

Barry University
Campus location: Miami Shores, FL
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type: Private

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Campus location: Tallahassee, FL
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type: Public

Florida Gulf Coast University
Campus location: Fort Myers, FL
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type: Public

Florida International University
Campus location: Miami, FL
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type: Public

Nova Southeastern University
Campus location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type: Private

University of Florida
Campus location: Gainesville, FL
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type: Public

University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
Campus location: St. Augustine, FL
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type: Private

Georgia

Brenau University
Campus location: Gainesville, GA
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT) and combined Baccalaureate/Master’s
University Type: Private

Brenau University
Campus location: Norcross, GA
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT) and combined Baccalaureate/Master’s
University Type: Private

Georgia Health Sciences University
Campus location: Augusta, GA
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type:

Idaho

Idaho State University
Campus location: Pocatello, ID
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT) and combined Baccalaureate/Master’s
University Type: Public

Illinois

Chicago State University
Campus location: Chicago, IL
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT) and combined Baccalaureate/Master’s
University Type: Public

Governors State University
Campus location: University Park, IL
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type: Public

Midwestern University
Campus location: Downers Grove, IL
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type: Private

Rush University
Campus location: Chicago, IL
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type: Private

University of Illinois at Chicago
Campus location: Chicago, IL
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type: Public

Indiana

Indiana University
Campus location: Indianapolis, IN
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type: Public

University of Indianapolis
Campus location: Indianapolis, IN
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type: Private

University of Southern Indiana
Campus location: Evansville, IN
Type of Degree: OT combined Baccalaureate/Master’s
University Type: Public

Iowa

St. Ambrose University
Campus location: Davenport, IA
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type: Private

Kansas

University of Kansas Medical Center
Campus location: Kansas City, KS
Type of Degree: OT – combined baccalaureate/master’s
University Type: Public

Kentucky

Eastern Kentucky University
Campus location: Richmond, KY
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT) and combined Baccalaureate/Master’s
University Type: Public

Spalding University
Campus location: Louisville, KY
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT) and combined Baccalaureate/Master’s
University Type: Private

Louisiana

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Campus location: New Orleans, LA
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type: Public

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Campus location: Shreveport, LA
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type: Public

Maine

Husson University
Campus location: Bangor, ME
Type of Degree: OT – combined baccalaureate/master’s
University Type: Private

University of New England
Campus location: Portland, ME
Type of Degree: OT – combined baccalaureate/master’s
University Type: Private

University of Southern Maine
Campus location: Lewiston, ME
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type:

Maryland

Towson University
Campus location: Towson, MD
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT) and combined Baccalaureate/Master’s
University Type: Public

Massachusetts

American International College
Campus location: Springfield, MA
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT) and combined Baccalaureate/Master’s
University Type: Private

Bay Path College
Campus location: Longmeadow, MA
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT) and combined Baccalaureate/Master’s
University Type: Private

Boston University
Campus location: Boston, MA
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT) and combined Baccalaureate/Master’s
University Type: Private

Salem State University
Campus location: Salem, MA
Type of Degree: OT – combined baccalaureate/master’s
University Type: Public

Springfield College
Campus location: Springfield, MA
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT) and combined Baccalaureate/Master’s
University Type: Private

Tufts University
Campus location: Medford, MA
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type: Private

Worcester State University
Campus location: Worcester, MA
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT) and combined Baccalaureate/Master’s
University Type: Public

Michigan

Baker College
Campus location: Flint, MI
Type of Degree: OT – combined baccalaureate/master’s
University Type: Private

Eastern Michigan University
Campus location: Ypsilanti, MI
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT) and combined Baccalaureate/Master’s
University Type: Public

Grand Valley State University
Campus location: Grand Rapids, MI
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type: Public

Saginaw Valley State University
Campus location: University Center, MI
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type: Public

Wayne State University
Campus location: Detroit, MI
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type: Public

Western Michigan University
Campus location: Kalamazoo, MI
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT) and combined Baccalaureate/Master’s
University Type: Public

Western Michigan University
Campus location: Grand Rapids, MI
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type:

Minnesota

College of St. Scholastica
Campus location: Duluth, MN
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT) and combined Baccalaureate/Master’s
University Type: Private

St. Catherine University
Campus location: St. Paul, MN
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT) and combined Baccalaureate/Master’s
University Type:

University of Minnesota
Campus location: Minneapolis, MN
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type: Public

University of Minnesota
Campus location: Rochester, MN
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type:

Mississippi

The University of Mississippi Medical Center
Campus location: Jackson, MS
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type:  Public

Missouri

Maryville University
Campus location: St. Louis, MO
Type of Degree: OT – professional entry-level master’s*
University Type:  Private

Rockhurst University
Campus location: Kansas City, MO
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type:  Private

Saint Louis University
Campus location: St. Louis, MO
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT) and combined Baccalaureate/Master’s
University Type:  Private

University of Missouri
Campus location: Columbia, MO
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT) and combined Baccalaureate/Master’s
University Type:  Public

Washington University
Campus location: St. Louis, MO
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type:  Private

Nebraska

College of Saint Mary
Campus location: Omaha, NE
Type of Degree: OT – combined baccalaureate/master’s
University Type:  Private

Nevada

Touro University Nevada
Campus location: Henderson, NV
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type:

New Hampshire

University of New Hampshire
Campus location: Durham, NH
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT) and combined Baccalaureate/Master’s
University Type:  Public

New Jersey

Kean University
Campus location: Union, NJ
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT) and combined Baccalaureate/Master’s
University Type:  Public

Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Campus location: Pomona, NJ
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type:  Public

Seton Hall University
Campus location: South Orange, NJ
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT) and combined Baccalaureate/Master’s
University Type:  Private

New Mexico

University of New Mexico
Campus location: Albuquerque, NM
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type:  Public

Western New Mexico University
Campus location: Silver City, NM
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type:

New York

Columbia University
Campus location: New York, NY
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type:  Private

Dominican College
Campus location: Orangeburg, NY
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT) and combined Baccalaureate/Master’s
University Type:  Private

D’Youville College
Campus location: Buffalo, NY
Type of Degree: OT – professional entry-level master’s and combined baccalaureate/master’s*
University Type:  Private

Ithaca College
Campus location: Ithaca, NY
Type of Degree: OT – professional entry-level master’s and combined baccalaureate/master’s*
University Type:  Private

Keuka College
Campus location: Keuka Park, NY
Type of Degree: OT – combined baccalaureate/master’s
University Type:  Private

Long Island University
Campus location: Brooklyn, NY
Type of Degree: OT – combined baccalaureate/master’s*
University Type:  Private

Mercy College
Campus location: Dobbs Ferry, NY
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT) and combined Baccalaureate/Master’s
University Type:  Private

New York Institute of Technology
Campus location: Old Westbury, NY
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT) and combined Baccalaureate/Master’s
University Type:  Private

New York University
Campus location: New York, NY
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type:  Private

Sage Colleges
Campus location: Troy, NY
Type of Degree: OT – professional entry-level master’s and combined baccalaureate/master’s*
University Type:

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center
Campus location: Brooklyn, NY
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type:  Public

Stony Brook University
Campus location: Stony Brook, NY
Type of Degree: OT – combined baccalaureate/master’s
University Type:  Public

Touro College
Campus location: Bay Shore, NY
Type of Degree: OT – combined baccalaureate/master’s
University Type:

Touro College
Campus location: New York, NY
Type of Degree: OT – combined baccalaureate/master’s
University Type:

University at Buffalo
Campus location: Buffalo, NY
Type of Degree: OT – combined baccalaureate/master’s
University Type:

Utica College
Campus location: Utica, NY
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT) and combined Baccalaureate/Master’s
University Type:  Private

York College
Campus location: Jamaica, NY
Type of Degree: OT – combined baccalaureate/master’s
University Type:  Public

North Carolina

East Carolina University
Campus location: Greenville, NC
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type:  Public

Lenoir-Rhyne University
Campus location: Hickory, NC
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT) and combined Baccalaureate/Master’s
University Type:  Private

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Campus location: Chapel Hill, NC
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type:  Public

Winston-Salem State University
Campus location: Winston-Salem, NC
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type:  Public

North Dakota

University of Mary
Campus location: Bismarck, ND
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT) and combined Baccalaureate/Master’s
University Type:  Private

University of North Dakota
Campus location: Grand Forks, ND
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type:  Public

Ohio

Cleveland State University
Campus location: Cleveland, OH
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type:  Public

Ohio State University
Campus location: Columbus, OH
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type:  Public

Shawnee State University
Campus location: Portsmouth, OH
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type:  Public

University of Findlay
Campus location: Findlay, OH
Type of Degree: OT – combined baccalaureate/master’s
University Type:  Private

Xavier University
Campus location: Cincinnati, OH
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT) and combined Baccalaureate/Master’s
University Type:  Private

Oklahama

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Campus location: Oklahoma City, OK
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type:  Public

University of Oklahoma at Schusterman Health Sciences Center
Campus location: Tulsa, OK
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type:

Oregon

Pacific University
Campus location: Hillsboro, OR
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type:  Private

Pennsylvania

Alvernia University
Campus location: Reading, PA
Type of Degree: OT – professional entry-level master’s and combined baccalaureate/master’s*
University Type:  Private

Chatham University
Campus location: Pittsburgh, PA
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT) and combined Baccalaureate/Master’s
University Type:  Private

Duquesne University
Campus location: Pittsburgh, PA
Type of Degree: OT – professional entry-level master’s and combined baccalaureate/master’s*
University Type:  Private

Elizabethtown College
Campus location: Elizabethtown, PA
Type of Degree: OT – combined baccalaureate/master’s
University Type:  Private

Gannon University
Campus location: Erie, PA
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT) and combined Baccalaureate/Master’s
University Type:  Private

Misericordia University
Campus location: Dallas, PA
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT) and combined Baccalaureate/Master’s
University Type:  Private

Philadelphia University
Campus location: Philadelphia, PA
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT) and combined Baccalaureate/Master’s
University Type:  Private

Saint Francis University
Campus location: Loretto, PA
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT) and combined Baccalaureate/Master’s
University Type:  Private

Temple University
Campus location: Philadelphia, PA
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type:  Public

Thomas Jefferson University
Campus location: Philadelphia, PA
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT) and combined Baccalaureate/Master’s
University Type:  Private

University of Pittsburgh
Campus location: Pittsburgh, PA
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type:  Public

University of the Sciences
Campus location: Philadelphia, PA
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT) and combined Baccalaureate/Master’s
University Type:  Private

University of Scranton
Campus location: Scranton, PA
Type of Degree: OT – combined baccalaureate/master’s*
University Type:  Private

Puerto Rico

University of Puerto Rico
Campus location: San Juan, PR
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type:

South Carolina

Medical University of South Carolina
Campus location: Charleston, SC
Type of Degree: OT professional entry-level master’s
University Type:  Public

South Dakota

University of South Dakota
Campus location: Vermillion, SD
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type:  Public

Tennessee

Belmont University
Campus location: Nashville, TN
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type:  Private

Milligan College
Campus location: Milligan College, TN
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type:  Private

Tennessee State University
Campus location: Nashville, TN
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type:  Public

University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Campus location: Memphis, TN
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type:  Public

University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Campus location: Chattanooga, TN
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type:

Texas

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Campus location: Lubbock, TX
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type:  Public

Texas Woman’s University
Campus location: Denton, TX
Type of Degree: OT – professional entry-level master’s and combined baccalaureate/master’s*
University Type:  Public

Texas Woman’s University
Campus location: Dallas, TX
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type:

Texas Woman’s University
Campus location: Houston, TX
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type:

University of Texas at El Paso
Campus location: El Paso, TX
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type: Public

University of Texas Health Science Center
Campus location: San Antonio, TX
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT) and combined Baccalaureate/Master’s
University Type:  Public

University of Texas Medical Branch
Campus location: Galveston, TX
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type:  Public

The University of Texas Pan-American
Campus location: Edinburg, TX
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type:  Public

Utah

The University of Utah
Campus location: Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type:  Public

Virginia

James Madison University
Campus location: Harrisonburg, VA
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT) and combined Baccalaureate/Master’s
University Type:  Public

Jefferson College of Health Sciences
Campus location: Roanoke, VA
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type:  Private

Radford University
Campus location: Radford, VA
Type of Degree: OT – professional entry-level master’s degree
University Type:

Shenandoah University
Campus location: Winchester, VA
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT) and combined Baccalaureate/Master’s
University Type:  Private

Virginia Commonwealth University
Campus location: Richmond, VA
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type:  Public

Washington

Eastern Washington University
Campus location: Spokane, WA
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT) and combined Baccalaureate/Master’s
University Type:  Public

University of Puget Sound
Campus location: Tacoma, WA
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type:  Private

University of Washington
Campus location: Seattle, WA
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type:  Public

West Virginia

West Virginia University
Campus location: Morgantown, WV
Type of Degree: OT – professional entry-level master’s*
University Type:  Public

Wisconsin

Concordia University Wisconsin
Campus location: Mequon, WI
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT) and combined Baccalaureate/Master’s
University Type:  Private

Mount Mary College
Campus location: Milwaukee, WI
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT) and combined Baccalaureate/Master’s
University Type:  Private

University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse
Campus location: LaCrosse, WI
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type:  Public

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Campus location: Madison, WI
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type:  Public

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Campus location: Milwaukee, WI
Type of Degree: OT – combined baccalaureate/master’s
University Type:  Public

Wyoming

University of North Dakota at Casper College
Campus location: Casper, WY
Type of Degree: Masters (MOT)
University Type:  Public