OT Program Outcomes

The first cohort of students in the entry-level occupational therapy doctorate (OTD) program matriculated in June 2014. The first cohort of students graduated in May 2017.

Graduation YearNumber of students
Overall NBCOT/new graduate pass rate*
202135/3291%100% / 100%
202235/3497%100% / 100%
202329/2897%100% / 100%
Previous 3-year total94/9995%100% / 100%

*New graduate pass rate is defined by the National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) as how many graduates pass within one year of graduation. The above table reflects this data organized by graduating cohort; data presented on the NBCOT website is organized by the calendar year in which graduates pass the exam.The overall pass rate reflects how many graduates from a given cohort passed the NBCOT exam eventually (including those who passed more than 1 year after graduation).

More information on our program’s exam results data can be found at the NBCOT website.

Progression, Retention, and Graduation Requirements

The entry-level OTD program is a full-time program. Students will not be permitted to reduce the course load in a semester as the professional programs are sequential and require the student to complete them in a specific sequence and timing.

All graduate courses in the College must be passed with a grade of “C” or better. A student receiving a grade of “D” or “F” in any course will be dismissed from the program in which they are enrolled. Students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 or better to continue in the program and graduate. Students falling below a GPA of 3.0 in any given semester will be placed on academic probation. A student may remain on academic probation for one additional semester in order to reach a 3.0 overall GPA. If the 3.0 GPA is not met at that time the student will be dismissed from the program.

The college of health sciences timeframe for completion of all program requirements in the entry-level OTD program is specified as five years from the date of initial enrollment.