Occupational Therapy Schools in Illinois


Chicago State University

Department of Occupational Therapy
College of Health Sciences
9501 South King Drive
Chicago, IL 60628-1598

Program Director: Leslie Roundtree, DHS, MBA, OTR/L
Status: Accreditation
ACOTE: Yes
Completion: Master’s degree or combined bachelor/master degrees
Avg. Class Size: 27
Phone: (773) 995-2366
Fax: (773) 995-2839
Email: csu-ot@csu.edu
Website: www.csu.edu/occupationaltherapy/
Requirements: bachelor’s degree, minimum 28 hours prerequisite courses, minimum 2.75 GPA for combined degree or 3.0 GPA for master’s degree, 2 letters of recommendation, submit a Human Service Experience Form, submit 1,000 word essay on why you want to become an occupational therapist, interview with the admissions committee

Governors State University

Occupational Therapy Department
1 University Parkway
University Park, IL 60484-0975

Program Director: Patricia Kalvelage, MS, OTR/L
Status: Accreditation
ACOTE: Yes
Completion: Master’s degree
Avg. Class Size: N/A
Phone: (708) 534-7294
Fax: N/A
Email: pkalvelage@govst.edu
Website: www.govst.edu/chhs/dot/mot/default.aspx?id=5932
Requirements: bachelor degree, completion of prerequisite courses, minimum 2.75 GPA, submit scores from GRE exam, submit all official transcripts, complete admission application, 3 letters of reference

Midwestern University

Occupational Therapy Program
College of Health Sciences
555 31st Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515-1235

Program Director: Emily Simpson, M.S., OTR
Status: Accreditation
ACOTE: Yes
Completion: Master’s degree
Avg. Class Size: 30
Phone: (630) 515-6188
Fax: 630-971-6086
Email: esimps@midwestern.edu
Website: http://www.midwestern.edu/Course_Catalog_Home/Downers_Grove_IL_Campus/College_of_Health_Sciences/Occupational_Therapy_Program.html
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree; minimum 2.75 GPA; completion of prerequisite courses, onsite interview, 3 letters of recommendation

Rush University

Department of Occupational Therapy
Rush University Medical Center
600 South Paulina, Suite 1011
Chicago, IL 60612-3833

Program Director: Linda M. Olson, Ph.D., OTR/L
Status: Accreditation
ACOTE: Yes
Completion: Master’s degree
Avg. Class Size: 25-30
Phone: (312) 942-7100
Fax: N/A
Email: CHS_ADMISSIONS@rush.edu
Website: www.rushu.rush.edu/occuth/
Requirements: bachelor’s degree, onsite interview, 3 letters of recommendation, complete admission application, official transcripts, submit GRE scores, complete prerequisite courses, minimum 3.0 GPA, minimum 40 observation/volunteer hours in OT setting

University of Illinois at Chicago

Department of Occupational Therapy
College of Applied Health Sciences
1919 West Taylor Street, M/C 811
Chicago, IL 60612-7250

Program Director: Yolanda Suarez-Balcazar, PhD
Status: Accreditation
ACOTE: Yes
Completion: Master’s degree or Doctoral degree
Avg. Class Size: 38
Phone: (312) 996-6901
Fax: (312) 413-0256
Email: ysuarez@uic.edu
Website: www.ahs.uic.edu/ot/
Requirements: bachelor degree in any field, complete all prerequisite courses, minimum 3.0 GPA, submit GRE scores, complete admission application, 3 letters of recommendation