How to Apply
We hope you will consider applying to one of our programs, which we believe continue to define this rewarding profession. Our Admissions Team is available to assist you throughout the application process. You can also request program information online, which will give you access to the program brochures. And please review our Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.
Bachelor’s to Master’s in Occupational Therapy
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).
Entry-Level Professional Master of Arts Degree
An entry-level master’s program for students who have already received an undergraduate degree in a field other than occupational therapy (i.e., psychology, neurology, economics, anthropology, etc.).
Post-Professional Master of Arts Degree
For practicing occupational therapists who received their bachelor’s degree (or international equivalent) in occupational therapy and plan to attend classes on the University of Southern California’s campuses in Los Angeles to earn a master’s degree.
Accelerated Master’s to Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
For students who have not yet received a master’s degree in occupational therapy and are seeking a doctorate of occupational therapy. After you complete your MA, you will earn your OTD in just one additional year.
Post-Professional Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Degree
A clinical doctorate for students who have already received a master’s degree in occupational therapy.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Occupational Science
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.