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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

Post-Professional Doctorate (OTD)
of Occupational Therapy
Admissions

Holistic Admission Criteria

Holistic review evaluates applicants based on cognitive and non-cognitive traits, which ensures that more than one factor contributes to admission decisions.

The following components are included in USC Chan’s holistic review:

  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Curriculum Vitae/Résumé
  • Personal Statement
  • Transcripts
  • English Proficiency (as indicated)

Application Deadlines

The Division’s Admissions Committee will review your application once all your application materials have been received. The application deadline, as well as the deadline to be considered for a USC Chan Division Tuition Scholarship, is February 15.

Applications received after this date are also welcome and will be processed on a space available basis. Please contact our Admissions Team with specific questions regarding the OTD timeline and start dates.

How to Apply

You may apply online at any time through USC Graduate Admissions. You will find the “Occupational Therapy (OTD)” program under “Independent Health Professions.” Please arrange to have transcripts and English Proficiency test scores (if applicable) sent to USC Graduate Admissions in time to meet the application deadline.

Letters of Recommendation

Curriculum Vitae/Résumé

Personal Statement

Transcripts

English Proficiency

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