2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Occupational Therapy Degrees

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The most affordable online Doctor of Occupational Therapy programs are available at these 13 universities. Annual tuitions range from $4,439 at University of Kansas to $22,375 at Boston University. In addition to a doctoral degree, third-ranked A.T. Still University of Health Sciences also offers an online Advanced Master of Science in Occupational Therapy at an annual tuition rate of $10,920. Occupational Therapy students at Eastern Kentucky University can take classes about culture and diversity, policy analysis, and leadership as they are related to the OT field.

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Rank College Annual Tuition Occupational Therapy Degree Levels Offered
#1 #1 University of Kansas Annual Tuition $4,439 Occupational Therapy Degrees: Doctoral
#2 #2 University of South Dakota Annual Tuition $9,804 Occupational Therapy Degrees: Doctoral
#3 #3 A.T. Still University of Health Sciences Annual Tuition $10,920 Occupational Therapy Degrees: Master's and Doctoral
#4 #4 Eastern Kentucky University Annual Tuition $13,000 Occupational Therapy Degrees: Doctoral
#5 #5 Chatham University Annual Tuition $13,545 Occupational Therapy Degrees: Doctoral
#6 #6 Temple University Annual Tuition $15,360 Occupational Therapy Degrees: Doctoral
#7 #7 Pacific University Annual Tuition $15,606 Occupational Therapy Degrees: Doctoral
#8 #8 Towson University Annual Tuition $17,172 Occupational Therapy Degrees: Doctoral
#9 #9 Misericordia University Annual Tuition $17,550 Occupational Therapy Degrees: Doctoral
#10 #10 Loma Linda University Annual Tuition $18,900 Occupational Therapy Degrees: Doctoral
#11 #11 Quinnipiac University Annual Tuition $20,900 Occupational Therapy Degrees: Doctoral
#12 #12 University of Utah Annual Tuition $21,486 Occupational Therapy Degrees: Doctoral
#13 #13 Boston University Annual Tuition $22,375 Occupational Therapy Degrees: Doctoral
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  • Annual Tuition: $4,439
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 93%
  • Example Classes:
    Clinical Reasoning and Problem Based Learning; Knowledge for Specialty Practice Area; Occupation Based Practice; Population Based Health Care; Quantitative Research for Applied Science; Theory and Practice in Occupational Therapy

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,804
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Example Classes:
    Environmental Influences on Occupation; Interruptions to Childhood and Adolescent Occupations; OT Assessment & Intervention: Adult Physical Rehabilitation; OT Assessment & Intervention: Childhood & Adolescence; Promotion of Health and Prevention of Disability; The Healthcare Professional as Academic and Clinical Educator
  • Annual Tuition: $10,920
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Critical Thinking in Pediatric Intervention; Delivery Systems, Legislation and Regulation; Early Intervention: Working With Children 0-3 and Their Families; Issues in Geriatric Practice; Reimbursement Systems, Issues and Strategies; Special Topics in Occupational Therapy
  • Annual Tuition: $13,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ACCET
  • Acceptance Rate: 71%
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Research in OT; Culture and Diversity in OT; Educational Practices for OT; Leadership and Change in OT; OTD Applied Leadership Experience; Planning and Managing in OT Practice
  • Annual Tuition: $13,545
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 55%
  • Example Classes:
    Education Theory and Technology; Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice for Occupational Therapists; Methods of Evaluation; Models of Practice in Occupational Therapy; Occupational Science; Occupational Therapist as Entrepreneur
  • Annual Tuition: $15,360
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 56%
  • Example Classes:
    Concepts of Gerontological Rehabilitation I; Developmental Issues in the Early Years: An Occupational Therapy; Entrepreneurship in Health Professions; Family Centered Care; Leadership in the Health Professions: The Art and Science of Influence; Neurobiological Foundations of Sensory Integration
  • Annual Tuition: $15,606
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Example Classes:
    Competencies for OT Practice; Leadership, Advocacy and Ethics Applied; Management of Occupational Therapy Services; Neuroscience for Occupational Performance; Occupational Therapy Process with Adults: Neurological Challenges; Occupational Therapy Process with Older Children & Adolescents
  • Annual Tuition: $17,172
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Project; Everyday Life and Dimensions of Occupation; Directed Readings in Occupational Science; Origins and Evolution of Occupational Science; Participation and Quality of Life in Communities and Populations; Participation and Quality of Life of People in Their Context; Qualitative Research: Occupation and Life Narrative

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  • Annual Tuition: $17,550
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 71%
  • Example Classes:
    Designing, Implementing and Evaluating Quality Programs; Education, Presentation and Publication; Evidence Based Practice; Occupational Science; Supporting Practice through Public Policy and Advocacy

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  • Annual Tuition: $18,900
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Bioethics & Society; Education in Occupational Therapy; Health, Society & Participation; Occupational Science & Health Promotion; Professional Publication & Dissemination; Spirituality and Mental Health

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  • Annual Tuition: $20,900
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Example Classes:
    Innovations & Emerging Issues in Community-based Services/Children & Youth; Innovations & Emerging Issues in Environmental Adaptations; Innovations & Emerging Issues in the Adult Health Care Continuum; Leadership in Practice; Leadership in Program Development/Business; Policy & Ethics
  • Annual Tuition: $21,486
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 81%
  • Example Classes:
    Academic & Clinical Teaching in OT; Contemporary Theories & Models in OT Practice; Critical Analysis of Occupational Science; Culture & Occupation; Management Concepts in OT; Program Development/Grant

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  • Annual Tuition: $22,375
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 33%
  • Example Classes:
    Directed Study in Evidence Based Practice; Educational Theory and Practice; Evaluating Clinical Theory and Research; Health Promotion and Wellness; Outcomes Measurement and Monitoring I: Program Evaluation; Social Policy and Disability
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