Admission to the Doctor of Occupational Therapy is competitive; only a limited number of applicants will be admitted to the program.

A. Required DrOT Core Courses (33 hours minimum)

  • OCCT 6100 Introduction to Academic Writing (3, may be repeated up to 6 credits)
  • OCCT 8220 Research Methods for Occupational Therapy (3)
  • OCCT 8310 Advanced Theories in OT (3)
  • OCCT 8320 Occupation-Centered Practice & Process (3)
  • OCCT 8340 Instructional Methods in Occupational Therapy (3)
  • OCCT 8350 Leadership, Policy and Program Development (3)
  • OCCT 8360  Advocacy and Empowerment in Legal and Ethical Occupational Therapy Policy (3)
  • OCCT 8370 Funding Sponsored Programs and Research (2)
  • OCCT 8410 Quantitative Research in Occupational Therapy (3)
  • OCCT 8415 Advance Research (4)
  • OCCT 8510 Pro Seminar 1 (1-3 credits, may be taken a total of 2 times for a total of 6 credits)
  • OCCT 8520 Pro Seminar II (1-3 credits, may be taken a total of 3 times for a total of 9 credits)
  • OCCT 8530 Pro Seminar III (1-6 credits, may be taken a total of 2 times for a total of 6 credits)

B. Specialty Concentration Elective Required:
(6 Credit hours minimum)
Specialty concentration electives will be developed as part of the doctoral student study plan.

C. Culminating Project Required Courses (6 hours)

  • OCCT 9910 Capstone I  (3-6 credits, may be repeated up to 6 credits)
  • OCCT 9920 Capstone II (3-6 credits, may be repeated up to 6 credits)

Minimum Total Credits:
45 Hours for Occupational Therapists who enter with a master's degree
60 Hours for Occupational Therapists who enter with a baccalaureate degree — additional courses will be determined based upon the learning needs of each student.