Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program

Flexible online program for working OTs

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Looking for the pre-professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate instead?

Get to the next phase of your career and earn your doctorate through MBU’s Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences.

Admission requires a master’s degree, active status license in good standing, and minimum 3.0 GPA from most recent degree. Review the PPOTD admissions checklist here.

30 credit hours

complete in 18 mo. or at your own pace


with a brief on-campus culminating experience

Mary Baldwin empowers leaders…

Leadership expectations and opportunities for the occupational therapist have never been greater. Our PPOTD Program at MDCHS will not only empower you to meet and exceed these expectations, but also prepare you to seize new opportunities.

David Pallister

Associate Professor and Coordinator,, 540-255-8102

What you study

Gain new skills that will enhance your work and help your clients.

In our OTD program, you learn:

  • Leadership skills
  • Program development and assessment
  • Evidence-based practice: understand research and translate that knowledge into practice
  • Assessment skills: determine the impact of existing programs and envision ways to enhance them
  • Teaching ability: become a more skilled teacher, whether you are educating clients, families, other therapists, policy makers, or teaching in higher education

The path to success

Take advantage of a unique interprofessional learning environment as you study alongside other healthcare and higher education professionals.

  • Customize your schedule: choose the accelerated path for quick completion in 18 months or work at your own pace.
  • Tailor classes and assignments to meet your unique circumstances and career goals.
  • Faculty are leaders from a variety of practice areas and provide personalized mentorship.
  • Make the most of your valuable resources — your time and your money.

An affordable value

At only $945 per credit hour ($28,350 total), our competitive tuition makes your career advancement accessible.

Download the PPOTD curriculum overview here.

Application now open for the August 2019 cohort!

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