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Fall 2021 Semester

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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 14-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

Tuition and Fees

If you have admissions questions, contact Graduate Admissions at or (908) 737-4724.

Occupational Therapy Doctorate

Application Deadline
December 1


Claire M. Mulry, OTD, OTR/L, CAPS, FAOTA
(908) 737-5850


The entry-level occupational therapy doctoral degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is Graduates of the program 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). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, all states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.

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