Doctor of Occupational Therapy

Make a difference for people: Become an OT

IU Indianapolis is the place to be for occupational therapy (OT). As a student, you will make a real difference in the lives of people during your first year through community-focused programs benefiting underserved people in the community while you learn.

You will participate in a 36-month, on-campus program, taking advantage of a variety of fieldwork experiences in the state's leading health-care hub. Four hospitals are on our campus, health-centered nonprofits are nearby, and our facilities are brand new. We encourage you to come by for a visit or tour.

When you graduate, you will be ready to work with people across their lifespan, improving their quality of life and helping them succeed in everyday activities. You will be prepared to address physical, mental, developmental, and behavioral health and to help people adapt to the effects of disease, illness, or disability.

You will make a difference for people and the occupational therapy profession.

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Meet our OTD students

Learn about the students enrolled in our Doctor of Occupational Therapy cohort graduating in August 2025.

117total applicants


  • 36 females, 2 males
  • Age mean: 23
  • Age range between 21 and 24
  • 38 in-state, 2 out-of-state students

  • 2 Asian
  • 3 Black
  • 35 White

  • 3.39–4.00 Cumulative Range
  • 3.76 Cumulative Average
  • 3.24–4.0 Prerequisite Range
  • 3.68 Prerequisite Average

#19ranking in the 100 Best Jobs of 2023

14%projected growth in the field from 2021-2031

$85,570median annual wage for occupational therapists in the U.S., 2023

Shushan Negash

By attending the IU OT program, I am developing my clinical skills and hope to provide all-inclusive care to empower my future patients. This was the only program I applied to because I saw the value in transitioning from an undergraduate to graduate student as a Jag.

Shushan Negash, OT Class of 2025