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Doctorate in Occupational Therapy (OTD)

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The Occupational Therapy Doctorate is a 40 month, full-time degree program. As part of your required coursework, you may choose to study in one of five areas of concentration, all of which will lead to practice opportunities and satisfying career choices. (Please note: If you already have a degree in Occupational Therapy, you must go through a different application process. Please click here for additional information.)

As an OTD graduate, you will be eligible to sit for the NBCOT examination to become a practicing occupational therapist. The exam is administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT), located at 12 South Summit Avenue, Suite 100, Gaithersburg, MD 20877. NBCOT’s phone number is (301) 990-7979 and its web address is See our NBCOT Pass Rate.

A felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification exam or attain state licensure.

The Program in Occupational Therapy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449.  ACOTE’s telephone number, c/o AOTA, is (301) 652-AOTA and its web address is


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