Admissions Information for Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program

To be eligible for admission, the applicant must have earned a master's degree in occupational therapy or another related field with a minimum GPA  of 3.0. Applicants in the United States must be certified by the National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).

Applicants from other countries must submit verification of licensure and certification in occupational therapy. The applicant’s recommendations, phone interview, essay, and work experience are considered in the admissions screening process.

    Program Start Dates

    The OTD Program begins Summer & Fall 

    Open enrollment begins January 1-August 1

    It may be an option for you to start now depending on your schedule and personal needs. Options are available to complete the program in a year (intense track).  Program typically takes 27 months to complete taking 2 classes per quarter.  Please contact the Program Director, Dr. Julie Kugel, for more information.

    How to Apply

    Schedule an Appointment

    Online appointments can be made with our program director, Dr. Julie Kugel, to review or seek counseling for admission into the OTD program. Please have transcripts (unofficials are ok) You may also scan or fax (Attention: Madge) your transcripts for review. Please note when applying you will need to request that your schools send official transcripts directly to our admissions office.

    You may request further information by emailing our department.  Please include full name and address, phone number, a valid email, and which program you are interested in. (The information we send may be downloaded above).

    Contact Us

    We are available Monday to Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

    You may also leave a voicemail if you do not reach us, and we will call you back at our earliest convenience.

    Phone: 909-558-4628
    Fax: 909-558-0239

    Department of Occupational Therapy
    Loma Linda University
    Loma Linda CA 92350