Post-Professional Doctoral Program
The following materials should be included with your application.
Please contact Jill Rocca if you have any
questions about the application process.
- A personal statement (see guidelines below).
- An official transcript of all post-secondary education
showing successful completion of an ACOTE or WFOT approved
occupational therapy bachelor's or master's degree program.
- An official transcript showing current enrollment in or
completion of a master's degree program.
- Satisfactory completion (B- or better) of
courses in Introductory Statistics and a graduate-level Research
- A curriculum vitae
- Three letters of reference appraising the candidate's
potential for study in the OTD program.*
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores are required for
ALL applicants except current Tufts alumni. Institution code:
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or IELTS for
international students whose native language is not English. The
minimal TOEFL for the Department of Occupational Therapy is 100
iBT and the minimal IELTS is 6.5
- Certificate of Hepatitis B Vaccination
- Note: NBCOT credentialing before entry in the OTD is
strongly recommended. Those not credentialed in occupational
therapy at entry will be given provisional acceptance into the
OTD Program and NBCOT credentialing must be achieved by the end
of the first semester of the program. It is expected that all
applicants are licensed or eligible for licensing in the United
- For Tufts Department of Occupational Therapy master's degree
alumni and current students or in 2nd semester
(post-professional program): Only two letters of reference
appraising the candidate's potential for study in the OTD
program are required. GRE scores are not required for current or
former Tufts students.
Guidelines for Personal Statement (limit 4 pages
- What are your plans for graduate study as related to your
future career as a leader in occupational therapy? Please
address your specialty focus.
- The Leadership Project is an important part of the OTD
description for 286 Leadership Project Planning). Please
indicate your current ideas about your project.
- In what ways do your academic background and recent
professional experience point to your potential for success as a
doctoral student and as a leader in occupational therapy? Please
give specific examples of relevant coursework and/or experience.
- Is there any further information we should consider in
assessing your candidacy?
Deadline for Post-Professional Doctoral applications is
January 15th for Fall start and October 15th for Spring start.