The top rated occupational therapy schools are Washington University in St. Louis, Boston University and the University of Southern California, states U.S. News & World Report. Other popular schools include Stony Brook University, Colorado State University and the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Washington University in St. Louis offers a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, a Clinical Doctorate of Occupational Therapy and a Post-Professional Doctorate of Occupational Therapy. The university offers a 3-2 program which gives students the opportunity to complete a bachelor's and master's degree in five and a half years. The occupational therapy program at Washington University has ranked number three in the nation for over a decade as of 2015.
Huntington University offers a clinical Doctorate of Occupational Therapy program to students with a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. The program requires full-time enrollment for three years. Eligible applicants must complete 50 hours of volunteer, observational or work experience in occupational therapy before beginning the program. Graduates are prepared to work in many roles such as direct-care providers, consultants and researchers.
The University of Southern California Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy provides the full range of bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. The master's program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education. The program employs a problem-based learning and clinical-based reasoning approach to approach to training and instruction.