As a candidate for admission to the PP-OTD program you must have or submit the following:
- A non-refundable $50 application fee.
- A copy of your certificate from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy.
- An official transcript for your master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from an ACOTE-accredited educational institution. International students may submit an official transcript completion of a bachelor degree approved by the World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT). Minimum 3.0 GPA in an ACOTE-accredited MSOT program is required.
- A CV that demonstrates work experience in the field of occupational therapy as a registered occupational therapist.
- The person you have identified as a mentor, outside of the university, to work with your doctoral project.
- An admission essay defining the focused topic for doctoral work. Please follow the guidelines provided below.
Following a successful review of your application materials, you will be invited to interview with the department chair and assigned faculty prior to admission to the program.
Describe your goal in obtaining a post-professional doctorate in occupational therapy. Your essay should provide an overview of the focus and intent of your doctoral project. Reflect on the four graduate outcomes and select at least one which best identifies your focused doctoral study. Graduates will become:
- global citizens specializing in the promotion of health, wellness and participation across the lifespan.
- innovators of contemporary practice both in emerging and traditional settings.
- engaged in scholarship in any area of practice or leadership role.
- leaders in occupational therapy practice through entrepreneurship, academia or research.
The essay will be reviewed by two professors and must clearly articulate the focus of your study. Name two mentors, one who has already agreed to the project and how they might influence your doctoral project. The essay should not exceed 500 words, double-spaced using 12-point font with one inch margins.
Questions regarding the admission application process should be directed to the OTD Admissions liaison at: