Accreditation, high graduation rates critical
Healthgrad.com recently named its Top 15 entry-level OTD programs, carefully outlining criteria that all aspiring professionals should follow.
“By choosing an entry-level occupational therapy doctorate program as your route into the profession, you are signaling your commitment to enter the top ranks of OTs in America,” the article read.
To qualify for the list, programs had to have full ACOTE accreditation, high standards for hiring the most qualified faculty members, and a great deal of resources and references available to prospective students. They also considered availability of specialist training, facilities, and post-graduation outcomes.
In no particular order, the list is as follows:
- Huntington University, Fort Wayne, IN
- St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA
- MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA
- Creighton University, Omaha, NE
- Kettering College, Kettering, OH
- Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
- University of the Sciences, Philadelphia, PA
- University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD
- Belmont University, Nashville, TN
- Mary Baldwin University–Murphy, Fishersville, VA
- Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN
- Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
- Gannon University, Ruskin, FL
- Drake University, Des Moines, IA