Admissions and Programs

Leading the field in education, scholarship and practice

Our academic programs are among the strongest in the nation. We prepare students to be critical thinkers, compassionate practitioners, confident leaders and scholars who contribute new knowledge to occupational therapy and related fields. Our faculty pride themselves on providing students across all degree programs with a warm and friendly environment.

Located in the heart of Chicago, UIC offers students easy access to a city abounding with opportunities for learning, working and playing.


Program Fall Spring Apply
MS in Occupational Therapy December 1 n/a Apply
Doctor of Occupational Therapy March 1 November 1 Apply


Tuition is determined by the University of Illinois at Chicago. You can always see the most up-to-date information on the Admissions website.

Financial aid overview

Finding your education can be complex, but we believe that money shouldn’t be a barrier to reaching your goals. We’re committed to making college affordable by helping you through the financial aid process.

Loans, grants, scholarships and student jobs can make college more affordable and accessible. Familiarize yourself with the options available to you, and contact us whenever you need help.


AHS students in good standing who demonstrate financial need are eligible for the Van Doren Scholarship.

The W.E. Van Doren Scholarship Fund in the University of Illinois Foundation provides income for scholarship in the field of medicine and related healing arts. Applications are accepted in the fall and spring terms.

We don’t provide recruitment or merit scholarships to applicants—we reserve our scholarships for the students who enroll in our program. Every fall and spring semester, we award about seven endowed scholarships, with the average award being $2000. The scholarships are for academic achievement as well as financial need.

Maria Larson


Understanding the financial process can be overwhelming, but we’re here for you. Reach out and we’ll help you find the answers you need.

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