Doctorate Program Requirements
- Master’s degree in occupational therapy or a related field from an accredited institution and six months of professional practice
- Minimum GPA of 3.0 in graduate studies
- Preferred six months of professional experience
- Certified in occupational therapy in the United States or an occupational therapy degree from a World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT) approved program outside of the United States. Please submit a copy with your application.
- Completed online application
- $60 nonrefundable application fee
- Official transcripts for all college coursework
- Copy of current state license/certification in a US jurisdiction as a registered occupational therapist and NBCOT certification if US applicant
- Copy of current state/country licensure and education verification if a foreign applicant (Please refer to University policy on foreign applicants.)
- Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score with a minimum of 550 (213 if computer generated). All international applicants or those who speak English as a second language should refer to the School of Allied Health international student admissions information for additional admission requirements.
- Three letters of reference
- Two- to three-page essay describing your personal interests, career goals, and how the OTD will help you achieve this. The essay should also describe your professional skills, professional accomplishments, and research interests/experience.
- Skype interview (to be scheduled after application has been submitted)
State Regulations for Online Programs
Please refer to Loma Linda University's Information page for online distance education programs.