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

Required DrOT Core Courses (30 hours minimum)

Core Courses (30 Hours)

  • OCCT 8310 Advanced Theories in OT (3)
  • OCCT 8320 Occupation Centered Practice & Process (3)
  • OCCT 8330 Evidence-Based Practice and Critical Thinking (3)
  • OCCT 8340 Instructional Methods in Occupational Therapy (3)
  • OCCT 8350 Leadership, Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (3)
  • OCCT 8360  Advocacy:  Legal and Ethic Policy and Leadership (3)
  • OCCT 8370 Grant Funding (3)
  • OCCT 8410 Qualitative Research in Occupational Therapy (3)
  • OCCT 8420 Quantitative Research in Occupational Therapy (3)
  • OCCT 8510 Pro Seminar 1 (1-2)
  • OCCT 8520 Pro Seminar II (1-3)
  • OCCT 8530 Pro Seminar III (1-3)

Specialty Concentration Elective Required: (6 Credit Hours Minimum)

Specialty concentration electives will be developed as part of the doctoral student study plan.

Culminating Project Required Courses (6 Hours)

  • OCCT 9990 Clinical Fellowship    (3-6)
  • OCCT 9910 Capstone Research Project  (3-6)

Minimum Total Credits:
42 Hours for occupational therapists who enter with a master's degree
60 Hours for occupational therapists who enter with a baccalaureate degree