Best Occupational Therapy Schools

According to the US News & World Report's Graduate Schools rankings, two institutions are rated joint top for Occupational Therapy program in the 2008 ranking: Boston University and Washington University in St. Louis.

Boston University (BU) Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences offers a range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the areas of Athletic Training, Health Science, Medicine, Nutrition, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Public Health, Rehabilitation Sciences, and Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences. The graduate programs at BU Sargent College are ranked in the top 15% in the nation. Specific rankings are as follows:
  • Occupational Therapy Program ranked 1st out of 152 programs
  • Physical Therapy Program ranked 24th out of 199 programs
  • Speech-Language Pathology Program ranked 25th out of 244 programs
Ranking of Best Occupational Therapy Schools:

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 University
13. Thomas Jefferson University
13. University of Florida
13. Virginia Commonwealth University
17. Texas Woman’s University
17. University of Alabama–Birmingham
17. University of New Mexico
17. University of Texas Medical Branch–Galveston
21. College of St. Catherine
21. Ohio State University
21. Texas Woman’s University–Houston
24. Creighton University
24. Duquesne University
24. Eastern Kentucky University
24. Medical University of South Carolina
24. San Jose State University
24. Texas Woman’s University–Dallas
24. University of New Hampshire
24. University of Puget Sound
24. University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
33. St. Louis University
33. Temple University
33. Towson University
33. University at Buffalo–SUNY
33. University of Toledo
33. Western Michigan University
39. Brenau University
39. Indiana University
39. Loma Linda University
39. Medical College of Georgia
43. Cleveland State University
43. East Carolina University
43. Nova Southeastern University
43. Rush University
43. SUNY–Downstate Medical Center
43. Spalding University
43. University of Indianapolis
43. University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
43. University of Texas Health Science Center–San Antonio
52. Eastern Michigan University
52. Quinnipiac University
52. Stony Brook University
52. The Sage Colleges
52. University of New England
52. University of South Alabama
58. Pacific University
58. Springfield College
58. University of North Dakota
58. University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
58. University of Puerto Rico
58. University of Tennessee Health Science Center
58. University of Wisconsin–La Crosse
65. CUNY–York College
65. Florida International University
65. Ithaca College
65. Shenandoah University
65. University of Central Arkansas
65. University of Minnesota–Twin Cities
65. University of Missouri–Columbia
65. University of Southern Maine (Lewiston-Auburn)
65. University of Utah
65. University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
65. Utica College
65. Worcester State College
65. Xavier University
78. College of St. Scholastica
78. Elizabethtown College
78. Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center–New Orleans
78. Midwestern University
78. Misericordia University
78. Mount Mary College
78. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
78. Uni of North Dakota at Casper College
78. Uni of Scranton
78. Uni of Southern Indiana
78. Uni of Texas–El Paso
78. Wayne State Univ
90. Belmont Univ
90. Concordia Univ
90. Eastern Washington Univ
90. Governors State Univ
90. Howard Univ
90. Kean Univ
90. Mercy College
90. Sacred Heart Univ
90. Samuel Merritt College
90. Seton Hall Univ
90. St. Ambrose Univ
90. Uni of South Dakota
102. College of St. Mary
102. D’Youville College
102. Florida Gulf Coast Univ
102. Grand Valley State Univ
102. Husson College
102. James Madison Univ
102. Louisiana State Univ Health Sciences Center–Shreveport
102. Maryville Univ
102. Medical College of Georgia at Columbus State Univ
102. Philadelphia Univ
102. Rockhurst Univ
102. Saginaw Valley State Univ
102. Salem State College
102. West Virginia Univ
102. Winston-Salem State Univ

Source: U.S. News & World Report (2009 Edition)

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