Occupational Therapy Schools in Pennsylvania


Alvernia University

Occupational Therapy Department
400 Saint Bernardine Street, BH 1112-07
Reading, PA 19607-1799

Program Director: Dr. Neil H. Penny, Ed.D, M.S., OTR/L
Status: Accreditation
ACOTE: Yes
Completion: Master’s degree and combined bachelor/master’s degree (5-yr program)
Avg. Class Size: 15-20
Phone: (610) 796-8373
Fax: 610-790-2873 – undergraduate admission’s office; 610-796-8367 – graduate admission’s office
Email: neil.penny@alvernia.edu
Website: www.alvernia.edu/academics/graduate/msot/index.html
Requirements: complete online or paper admission’s application, provide all official transcripts from all educational institutions attended, provide SAT and ACT test scores, 2 letters of recommendation

Chatham University

Occupational Therapy Program
Woodland Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15232-2826

Program Director: Joyce Salls OTD, OTR/L
Status: Accreditation
ACOTE: Yes
Completion: Master’s degree and combined bachelor/master’s degree
Avg. Class Size: 30
Phone: (412) 365-1290
Fax: (412) 365-1609 – admission’s office
Email: admissions@chatham.edu or salls@chatham.edu
Website: www.chatham.edu/departments/healthmgmt/graduate/ot/index.cfm
Requirements: All official transcripts from accredited institutions including high school diploma or GED equivalent, minimum 3.0 GPA, on-campus writing sample and interview, completed application for admission, minimum 10 document observation hours, 3 letters of recommendation

Duquesne University

Department of Occupational Therapy
Rangos School of Health Sciences, Room 234
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282

Program Director: Jaime Munoz, Ph.D., OTR, FAOTA
Status: Accreditation
ACOTE: Yes
Completion: Master’s degree and combined bachelor/master’s degree (5-yr program)
Avg. Class Size: 21
Phone: (412) 396-5945
Fax: 412-396-4343 – OT department
Email: ot@duq.edu
Website: www.duq.edu/occupational-therapy/
Requirements: submit SAT and ACT scores, minimum 3.0 GPA, complete prerequisite courses, complete application for admission, submit all official transcripts from all educational institutions

Elizabethtown College

Department of Occupational Therapy
One Alpha Drive
Elizabethtown, PA 17022-2298

Program Director: Judy Ericksen, Ph.D., OTR/L
Status: Accreditation
ACOTE: Yes
Completion: Combined bachelor/master’s degree
Avg. Class Size: 32
Phone: (717) 361-1174
Fax: N/A
Email: ericksenj@etown.edu
Website: www.etown.edu/OccupationalTherapy.aspx
Requirements: submit all official transcripts, complete application for admission, submit results of SAT and ACT unless graduated in top ten percentile of class, a writing sample, campus visit strongly recommended, 2 letters of recommendation, personal onsite interview with department

Gannon University

Occupational Therapy Program
109 University Square
Erie, PA 16541-0001

Program Director: Bernadette Hattjar
Status: Accreditation
ACOTE: Yes
Completion: Master’s degree and combined bachelor/master’s degree
Avg. Class Size: 26
Phone: (814) 871-7463 or 814-871-5332 – program director
Fax: 814-871-5803 – admission’s office
Email: hattjar001@gannon.edu
Website: www.gannon.edu/departmental/ot/default.asp
Requirements: submit official transcripts including high school diploma or GED equivalent, submit ACT and SAT test scores, X letters of recommendation, minimum 40 documented volunteer/observation hours in OT setting, complete all prerequisite courses, complete application for admission

Misericordia University

Occupational Therapy Department
Division of Health Sciences
301 Lake Street
Dallas, PA 18612-1098

Program Director: Dr. Grace Fisher
Status: Accreditation
ACOTE: Yes
Completion: Master’s degree and combined bachelor/master’s degree
Avg. Class Size: 15-20
Phone: (866) 262-6363
Fax: 570-674-6221 – registrar’s office
Email: gfisher@misericordia.edu
Website: www.misericordia.edu/misericordia_pg.cfm?subcat_id=108&page_id=310
Requirements: bachelor degree from accredited university or college, 3 letters of recommendation, completed application for admission, submit results of GRE or MAT, submit all official transcripts

Philadelphia University

Occupational Therapy Program
4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144-5497

Program Director: Wendy Krupnick, PhD, MBA, OTR/L
Status: Accreditation
ACOTE: Yes
Completion: Master’s degree and combined bachelor/master’s degree
Avg. Class Size: 18
Phone: (215) 951-2911
Fax: 215-951-2526
Email: gradadm@philau.edu or ot@philau.edu or KrupnickW@PhilaU.edu
Website: www.philau.edu/ot/
Requirements: bachelor degree, completed online application (OTCAS), two letters of reference, completion of all prerequisite courses, 500 word essay about career goals, documentation of volunteer hours, documented 20 hours of clinical observation in OT setting, submit results of GRE

Saint Francis University

Department of Occupational Therapy
P.O. Box 600
Loretto, PA 15940-0600

Program Director: Dr. Edward Mihelcic MA, OTR/L
Status: Accreditation
ACOTE: Yes
Completion: Master’s degree and combined bachelor/master’s degree
Avg. Class Size: 21
Phone: (814) 472-3899 or 814-472-2760
Fax: (814) 472-3950
Email: emihelcic@francis.edu
Website: http://francis.edu/occupational-therapy/
Requirements: complete application for admission, submit official transcripts, written essay (300 words or less), three professional recommendations, submit the completed Prerequisite Check-off Form, submit the completed Current Course Enrollment Form, minimum 50 documented observation/volunteer hours in two separate OT settings

Temple University

Occupational Therapy Program
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
College of Health Professions and Social Work
3307 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140-5101

Program Director: Mark Salzer, Ph.D.
Status: Accreditation
ACOTE: Yes
Completion: Master’s degree
Avg. Class Size: 44
Phone: (215) 707-4813
Fax: (215) 707-7819
Email: otchpsw@temple.edu or mark.salzer@temple.edu
Website: www.temple.edu/chpsw/departments/ot
Requirements: submit online application (OTCAS), submit GRE or MAT scores, complete all prerequisite courses, minimum 3.0 GPA

Thomas Jefferson University

Department of Occupational Therapy
Jefferson School of Health Professions
Edison Building, Room 810
130 South 9th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107-5233

Program Director: Janice P. Burke, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Status: Accreditation
ACOTE: Yes
Completion: Master’s degree and combined bachelor/master’s degree
Avg. Class Size: N/A
Phone: (215) 503-1044
Fax: (215) 503-3499
Email: Janice.Burke@jefferson.edu
Website: http://www.jefferson.edu/health_professions/occupational_therapy/
Requirements: complete online application for admission, submit two letters of recommendation, submit all official transcripts, complete written essay, submit official GRE or MAT scores, complete a CV or resume, submit documentation of volunteer or observation work in an OT setting

University of Pittsburgh

Department of Occupational Therapy
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
5012 Forbes Tower
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Program Director: Joan Rogers PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Status: Accreditation
ACOTE: Yes
Completion: Master’s degree
Avg. Class Size: 20
Phone: (412) 383-6620
Fax: 412-383-6535 – admission’s office; 412-383-6535 – department’s main office
Email: otpitt@shrs.pitt.edu or jcr@pitt.edu
Website: www.shrs.pitt.edu/OT/
Requirements: bachelor’s degree, minimum 3.0 GPA, complete all prerequisite courses, submit GRE scores, 3 letters of recommendation, statement of purpose/essay, submit all official transcripts

University of the Sciences

Department of Occupational Therapy
600 South 43rd Street, Box 8
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Program Director: Paula Kramer PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Status: Accreditation
ACOTE: Yes
Completion: Master’s degree and combined bachelor/master’s degree
Avg. Class Size: Small
Phone: (215) 596-8810
Fax: 215-596-8554 – financial aid office
Email: admit@usciences.edu or p.kramer@usciences.edu
Website: www.usciences.edu/ot
Requirements: bachelor/s degree, completion of prerequisite courses, application for admission, submit official transcripts, minimum 2.75 GPA, statement of professional goals, resume (optional)

University of Scranton

Occupational Therapy Department
Scranton, PA 18510-4501

Program Director: Dr. John Sanko
Status: Accreditation
ACOTE: Yes
Completion: Combined bachelor/master’s degree
Avg. Class Size: 34
Phone: (570) 941-7540
Fax: (570) 941-4370 – financial aid office
Email: admissions@scranton.edu or sankoj1@scranton.edu
Website: http://academic.scranton.edu/department/ot/
Requirements: high school record or GED equivalent, standardized test scores, extracurricular activities, letters of recommendation, complete application for admissions, complete all prerequisite courses, submit all official transcripts