Entry-Level Professional Master’s
USC Chan has finished reviewing applications submitted to the entry-level master’s program in occupational therapy (program start in 2021), which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education® (ACOTE®).
Current entry-level master's degree students will complete the master’s program as outlined in the USC Catalogue, and upon completion, have the option to pursue the post-professional OTD degree. The entry-level master’s program is slated to admit its last class in June 2021.
New Entry-Level OTD Program
The Chan Division has also initiated the ACOTE process to transition the entry-level master’s to an accredited entry-level doctoral (OTD) program. The entry-level OTD degree program has been granted Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education® (ACOTE®) and we are accepting applicants for the 2021 application cycle (program start in fall of 2022). Updates will be provided on our website throughout the accreditation process as they become available. Thank you for your patience and understanding.