Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD)


Graduate Programs1

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT)

Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD)

Degree Earned

Master of Science


Semester Credits
(including transfer credits)



Tuition Cost
(per credit)

$875 per credit

$875 per credit

Total Tuition Cost
(not including additional fees)



Application Fee






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Estimated Total Program Costs
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*The Estimated Total Book Costs reflects the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price totals compiled in January 2015. 

Please Note: Students who wish to take Challenge Exams will be subject to a fee of $100 for each Challenge exam. Please see the campus Bursar Office for a full price listing. 

1 West Coast University also offers certain online courses to students enrolled in on-ground programs. If a student enrolled in an on-ground program chooses to take a course or courses offered online, he/she will be subject to a Technology fee of $50 per credit hour for each course in addition to the tuition charges listed above. The Technology fees do not apply to blended courses in the Dental Hygiene program. 
Course Audits – If a course(s) is being audited, credits for these courses will be included for the students schedule status for courses taken by semester. Audit course fees will be incurred by program, based on these schedule statuses shown above. Students in the Dental Hygiene program please refer to the Dental Hygiene Program Grade Requirements and Reentry to 
Dental Hygiene Program following Withdrawal policy. 

2 Overload Status - All credits taken in a single semester which exceed 18 credits will be charged at the costs by program as mentioned above. (Please Note: Not Applicable to students in the Dental Hygiene program) 

3 You must pay the state-imposed assessment for the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) if all of the following applies to you: 1) You are a student, who is a California resident, or are enrolled in a residency program, and prepay all of part of your tuition either by cash, guaranteed student loans, or personal loans, and 2) Your total charges are not paid by any third-party payer such as an employer, government program or other payer unless you have a separate agreement to repay the third party. You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF assessment, if either of the following applies: 1)You are not a California resident, or are not enrolled in a residency program, or 2) Your total charges are paid by a third party, such as an employer, government program or other payer and you have no separate agreement to repay the third party.

The State of California created the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic losses suffered by students in educational programs who are California residents, or are enrolled in a residency program attending certain schools regulated by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). You may be eligible for STRF if you are a California resident or are enrolled in a residency program, prepaid tuition, paid the STRF assessment, and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following: 1) The school closed before the course of instruction was completed; 2) The school’s failure to pay refunds or charges on behalf of a student to a third party for license fees or any other purpose, or to provide equipment or materials for which a charge was collected within 180 days before the closure of the school; 3)The school’s failure to pay or reimburse loan proceeds under a federally guaranteed student loan program as required by law or to pay or reimburse proceeds received by the school prior to closure in excess of tuition and other cost; 4) There was a material failure to comply with the Act or this Division within 30 days before the school closed or if the material failure began earlier than 30 days prior to closure, the period determined by the Bureau; 5) An inability after diligent efforts to prosecute, prove, and collect on a judgment against the institution for a violation of the Act.