Doctor of Occupational Therapy

International Students
Minimum scores are as follow:
  • Reading: 22
  • Listening: 22
  • Speaking: 26
  • Writing: 24

The evaluation should establish a degree equivalent evaluation and course-by-course equivalent evaluation for all foreign coursework.  Approved evaluations services include:

  • International Education Research Foundation (IERF)
    P.O. Box 3665
    Culver City, CA 90231-3665
    Phone: 310-258-9451
  • Josef Silny & Associates
    7101 SW 102 Avenue
    Miami, FL 33173
    Phone: 305-273-1616
  • World Education Services, Inc. (WES)
    PO Box 745
    New York, NY 10113-0745
    Phone: 212-966-6311
    World Education Services
In addition to the program requirements, International applicants must meet additional requirements as determined by the IUPUI Office of International Affairs.


The occupational therapy doctoral degree program has applied for accreditation and has been granted Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA. The program must have a pre-accreditation review, complete an on-site evaluation, and be granted Accreditation Status before its graduates 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.

Are you ready to apply?

All items are due by the September 15th deadline.

  1. Apply to IUPUI using the graduate online application and pay the $70 application fee.
  1. Complete the OTCAS Application. Your OTCAS application must be in “Verified” status by the September 15th application deadline.
    • Initial Program Designation: $145

    • Each Additional Program: $60

  2. You will need to submit observation forms detailing your 40 observation hours in at least three different settings. Upload observation forms to OTCAS and submit by the application deadline.
  3. Prerequisite Course Completion Form: Download, enter information, save the document, then submit as a document upload in OTCAS.
  4. If you have not completed your bachelor’s degree you will need to complete a Declaration of Intent to Complete Degree Requirements Form and submit as a document upload in OTCAS.