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What You Learn

You specialize in the rewarding field of occupational therapy, going beyond the master’s degree. Students are admitted in the Summer II semester as a cohort and earn their degrees over 11 semesters.

  • Study the foundations of occupational therapy, research methods and specialized coursework

  • Spend six months in supervised fieldwork in a clinical setting, plus a 16-week doctoral residency program

  • Complete a capstone project

  • Study advanced courses in pediatrics, adult rehabilitation, and psychosocial practice

  • You also learn to master skills in research, administration, advocacy and more

Admission Requirements

Occupational Therapy Doctorate

Application Deadline
December 1

Contact:

Mariann Moran, OTD, OTR, CHT
(908) 737-5850

Accreditation

The entry-level occupational therapy doctoral degree program has applied for accreditation and has been granted Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is www.acoteonline.org. The program must have a pre-accreditation review, complete an on-site evaluation, and be granted Accreditation Status before its graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).

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