Occupational Therapy Schools in West Virginia


West Virginia University

Division of Occupational Therapy
P.O. Box 9139
Morgantown, WV 26506-9139

Program Director: Randy P. McCombie, Ph.D., OTR/L
Status: Accreditation
ACOTE: Yes
Completion: Master’s degree – 3-yr program
Avg. Class Size: 35
Phone: (304) 293-8828
Fax: 304-293-7105 – OT department
Email: rmccombie@hsc.wvu.edu
Website: www.hsc.wvu.edu/som/ot/
Requirements: minimum 3.0 GPA, complete all prerequisite courses, completion of general education requirements, bachelor’s degree, submit all official transcripts, documentation of at least 2000 hours of employment as a licensed OTA, 2 professional references, additional professional experience, including community service and awards received, submitted by the candidate on the general information form

While most universities offer a four or five year option to complete a master’s degree, WVU offers students a three year program, helping them to get on their way to a successful career in occupational therapy. However, two years of prerequisite work is mandatory to get into the program. Rich in Morgantown’s history, WVU has been offering a master’s of occupational therapy program since 1999 and has been fully accredited since that time while graduating 315 students. Tuition is relatively affordable for those wanting to go to WVU. Resident students pay approximately $5,100 per semester, while non-resident students pay approximately $13,750 per semester. These prices include college tuition fees, but do not include costs such as transportation, cost of living, and books and supplies.