Doctoral Degree Program
The occupational therapy doctoral degree program at Tufts prepares
occupational therapists to fulfill leadership roles. These roles are
expected to make a real impact on individuals and groups in society
and the world in such areas as health functioning, wellness, and
quality of life. As leaders, the graduates will be prepared to
implement leadership projects and disseminate results. This program
can be completed on a full time or part time basis
and requires a total of 8 credits.
- Registered occupational therapists or candidates who are
eligible for NBCOT Certification. Those not credentialed in
occupational therapy at entry will be given provisional
acceptance. NBCOT credentialing before entry into the OTD is
- A bachelor's or master's degree in occupational therapy.
Candidates may apply while in a degree program, but must
satisfactorily complete all occupational therapy coursework and
fieldwork before matriculating into the OTD program.
- Candidates with a bachelor's degree must first
satisfactorily complete their master's degree before admission
into the OTD program. This requirement can be satisfied by
completion of Tufts entry-level or
post-professional master's degree programs
in occupational therapy.
- Since there are several different ways an applicant can be
eligible, we encourage you to contact
Jill Rocca to determine your eligibility for the OTD
- All Prerequisites must be passed with a grade of B- or
better and taken at an accredited college. Online courses are
ONLY accepted for statistics.
- One course in Introductory Statistics
- One graduate-level Research Methods course
- Certificate of Hepatitis B vaccination upon enrollment
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