Doctor of Occupational Therapy Accreditation Information

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The entry-level occupational therapy doctoral degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its web address is


Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).

After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, all states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.

Important Dates

Application Opens August 1, 2023
Priority Deadline November 10, 2023
Secondary Deadline January 1, 2024
Final Dealine March 1, 2024

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Applicant Interviews

Priority Interviews December 2, 2023
Secondary Interviews February 3, 2024
Final Interviews April 6, 2024
OTD Graduation

Student Outcomes

Graduation Rates

Graduation Year

 Students entering/graduating

Graduation Rate

2021 15/15 100%
2022 28/26 93%
2023 21/21 100%
Total 64/62 97%


The OTD program at Jacksonville University graduated their first class in 2021. Students who have successfully completed the program will be allowed to sit for the NBCOT examination.

Program results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be found online. NBCOT Pass Rates

AdmissionsHow to Apply

  • The 2024 GRE requirement has been waived!
  • Request official transcripts & documentation
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Our school code is 001495
  • Apply for our program through OTCAS
  • Qualified applicants will be selected for interviews with the OT Admissions committee

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