Doctor of Occupational Therapy
Loma Linda University

Program Details

The online Doctor of Occupational Therapy educates students in a values-based environment that promotes a lifestyle of wellness while the flexible format provides the opportunity for more occupational therapists to further their educations.  The program embraces people-centered interventions through courses that emphasize spirituality, diversity, critical reasoning, advocacy, participation, education, and research.


  • 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
  • Official transcripts 
  • 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 
  • Resume
  • Three letters of reference
  • Essay 
  • Interview

School Accreditation Statement

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

Restricted States

Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin