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University of Southern California
University of Southern California
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Education
Education

Bachelor’s to Doctorate (BS to OTD)
in Occupational Therapy
Admissions

Please note
USC Chan is in the process of transitioning from an Entry-Level Master’s program to an Entry-Level Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) program and has been granted Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education® (ACOTE®). This change impacts current students, beginning with the graduating bachelor’s class of 2023. In order to remain in the OT program at USC you will need to apply to and complete the OTD program following completion of your bachelor’s degree. Updates will be provided on our website throughout the accreditation process as they become available.

If you are one of those select few high school students who already knows that you want to pursue a career as an occupational therapist, this program is for you! By majoring in occupational therapy as an undergraduate, you are able to earn a doctorate in occupational therapy in just two additional years instead of the traditional three years required in the Entry-Level Doctorate program. A graduate degree is required to practice as an occupational therapist in the United States.

Admission Criteria for Freshmen Applicants

Application Procedures

Pre-Professional Courses

Admission to the OTD Program

Estimated Tuition and Fees

Contact Us
Thank you very much for your interest in our program. The USC Chan Admissions Team will be delighted to answer any questions you may have and further explore your interest in our program. You can also call us toll free at (866) 385-4250.

More Information
If you would like to know more, please use our Request Program Information form, and we will be happy to provide access to a brochure about our programs. We also provide information sessions, both in-person and virtual, for prospective students interested in our degree programs.