National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

The Indiana State University OT Program is accredited, and graduates of this program are eligible to take the National Certification Examination for the Occupational Therapist.

  • Administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)  

    • Criminal background check
      • Students with a criminal background should check with the National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy before applying to the Master’s program to see if they are eligible to be certified as an occupational therapist.  Please note: individuals with a felony conviction may not be able to sit for the national certification exam and will therefore not be credentialed.
    • Character Review process
  • After successful completion of this examination, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR).
  • Most states also require licensure to practice with state licenses usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination.
  • ​​Graduation Rates 
  • School performance

Admission Statistics

Number of Applicants 285
Number of New Entrants 30
Indiana Residents 17
Non-Indiana Residents 13
International 0
Average Overall GPA 3.43
Overall GPA Range 3.08 - 3.79
Average Prerequisite GPA  3.47
Overall Prerequisite Range 3.04 - 4.00
Average GRE Score 294
GRE Overall Range 277 - 304


Indiana Residents

Municipality of Residence when application was made: (City)  Boonville, Clinton, Fort Wayne, Greenfield, Greensburg, Indianapolis, Lapel, Merrillville, Schererville, Sheridan, Terre Haute​, Whiting
Undergraduate Institutions Ball State University, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Brigham Young University, Butler University, College of Dupage, Gallaudet University, Greencastle, Greenville Technical College, Hanover College, Indiana State University, Indiana University, Indiana University – Purdue University, Ivy Tech Community College, Kenyon College, Kishwaukee College, Lake Land College, Louisiana Delta Community College, Louisiana Tech University, Louisiana State University, Madison Area
Technical College, Malcolm X College, McKendree
University, Nicolet Area Technical College, Northcentral Technical College, Northern Kentucky University, Parkland College, Purdue University, Rock Valley College, Southern Illinois University, Trine University, University of Illinois, University of Kentucky, University of Louisiana, University of New Orleans, University of Saint Francis, University of South Carolina, University of Southern Indiana, University of Wisconsin, Valparaiso University,
Vincennes University, Western Michigan University,
Wilbur Wright College
Average Number of Institutions attended prior to Indiana State University 2
Rural Health Initiative Letter of Support 3