The Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctoral (PPOTD) program at
Tufts prepares occupational therapists to fulfill leadership roles
that will make an impact on individuals and groups in society and
the world in such areas as health, functioning, wellness, and
quality of life. Graduates of the program 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 PPD 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 PPD program.
- Candidates with a bachelor's degree must first
satisfactorily complete their master's degree before admission
into the PPD program. This requirement can be satisfied by
completion of Tufts entry-level doctoral 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
- All Prerequisites must be passed with a grade of B- or
better and taken at an accredited college.
- One course in Introductory Statistics
- One graduate-level Research Methods course
- Certificate of Hepatitis B vaccination upon enrollment
To apply: Visit the
graduate admissions website.