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OTD Supplemental Application

We have filled our class for the Summer 2019 term and therefore are no longer accepting new applications.  Applications for the Fall 2020 incoming O1 class will open in July 2019.


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 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is www.acoteonline.org. 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. NOTE: In addition to the above statements, the program must have a documented and published policy to ensure that students complete all graduation, fieldwork, and experiential component requirements in a timely manner. This must include a statement that all Level II fieldwork and the experiential component of the program must be completed within a time frame established by the program. Students must complete Level II fieldwork and experiential requirements within 24 months following completion of the didactic portion of the program.

Drake University's Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) program operates on a rolling admission process.  We will interview and admit students until the O1 class is full and a sufficient number of applicants have been identified for the wait list.  We recommend submitting application materials early in order to ensure your application is processed and considered in a timely manner.  Students with strong applications and academic credentials will be invited to complete the second phase of the admission process, which includes a scored on-campus interview and a scored writing assessment.  All admission materials, including your OTCAS application (www.otcas.org), this supplemental application and the accompanying $70.00 application fee, must be submitted in order for your application to be considered complete.

In order to submit your application, please complete all applicable fields on this form, including course information as it applies to our OTD prerequisites. You have the option to save your information and return at a later time to complete the application. However, by clicking the "Save Now," "Return Later" or "Cancel Now" buttons, you are not submitting your application. In order to officially submit your application, please make sure all relevant fields are completed and click "Submit." Once you click "Submit" on the application, you will be directed to our secure online payment site and you will not be able to make changes to your application. You may pay your $70.00 application fee via credit card using our secure online payment site. 

If you are not taken directly to our secure online payment site once you have submitted your application, please contact drakeot@drake.edu and we will be able to assist you.

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