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Master of Occupational Therapy Accreditation
The entry-level Master of Occupational Therapy program at the University of Kansas is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association. Documents relating to accreditation status are available at the department office by request. Information for students.

Doctor of Occupational Therapy
The entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy program has been granted candidacy and is in phase two of pre-accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association. Candidacy is issued to occupational therapy programs that demonstrate adequate resources (i.e. curriculum, faculty resources and fieldwork opportunities) to implement a doctorate program in occupational therapy.

At this stage, the University of Kansas is eligible to admit students into the KU doctorate program in occupational therapy which will begin fall semester 2019. To continue the accreditation process, KU will submit a self-study report November 1, 2021 followed by an ACOTE review of the KU program/facilities through an onsite accreditation visit. Accreditation will be in place at KU prior to the first cohort of students graduating from the doctorate program in occupational therapy in 2022.

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449

After completing all entry-level program requirements, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Board Certification in Occupational Therapy exam which is required for licensure in all states.

A felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the certification exam. For more specific information regarding eligibility, visit

Last modified: Jan 16, 2019

Application window:
Application materials are accepted Aug. 1–Dec. 1 for the class entering the program the following summer. All application materials must be received by December 1 for an application to be complete and qualified for review.

Prospective Students:
Visit the KU Medical Center campus and see all that KU's occupational therapy doctoral degree program has to offer!


About the entry-level OTD program

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JaySTART Clinic
This clinic provides free occupational and physical therapy services to patients in the Kansas City community. Learn about rehabilitation services provided by the clinic and how to make an appointment.