Top schools offering occupational therapy degree programs:

Washington University in St. Louis
- Tied for 1st position with Boston University for occupational therapy programs in the US News Graduate School Rankings 2009.
- The Program in Occupational Therapy has a history of continuous accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

Midwestern University
- The Occupational Therapy Program offers a curriculum leading to the Master of Occupational Therapy (M.O.T.) degree.
- Graduates of the program will be able to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).
- The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission/A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC/NCA).

Colorado State University
- The University's Department of Occupational Therapy has been ranked in the top 10 Occupational Therapy programs by the U.S. News and World Report survey.
- The Department offers a Master of Science degree and an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Educational and Human Resources Studies with an Occupational Therapy emphasis.

Nova Southeastern University, Health Professions Division
- The Master Degree in Occupational Therapy can be completed in only 2 and a half years.
- It is home to the International Institute for Leadership in Occupational Therapy (ILLOT).
- In 2005-2006, all graduates seeking employment following graduation were offered OT positions.

University of Illinois–Chicago
- The Department of Occupational Therapy at the UIC is consistently ranked among the top by U.S. News & World Report.
- Named as the National Center for Outcomes Research and Education by AOTA and AOTF.

Ranking of Occupational Therapy Schools (Top 20 list):
1. Boston University (Sargent)
1. Washington University in St. Louis
3. University of Southern California
4. University of Illinois–Chicago
5. Tufts University-Boston School of Occupational Therapy
5. University of Kansas Medical Center
5. University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill
8. Colorado State University
9. New York University
9. University of Pittsburgh
9. University of Washington
12. University of Wisconsin–Madison
13. Columbia Univ
13. Thomas Jefferson Univ
13. Univ of Florida
13. Virginia Commonwealth Univ
17. Texas Woman’s Univ
17. Univ of Alabama–Birmingham
17. Univ of New Mexico
17. Univ of Texas Medical Branch–Galveston

Source: US News & World Report (2009)

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America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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