Most Frequently Asked Questions

Is The GRE Exam Required For Admission?

We do require candidates to submit their GRE scores, although no minimum scores is required.

What are the Courses in the Curriculum? Can I Choose a Track?

The Post-professional OTD has 2 tracks. The Core Courses (18 credits) and the Advanced Track (18 credits). The first must be completed before the Advanced Track which includes a Capstone or Graduate project. Some examples of the courses in the Core sequence include: Theories in OT, Leadership and Advocacy, & Advanced Clinical research. Some of the courses in the Advanced sequence include: Management of Pain; Psychosocial issues with Aging, technology for Teaching, etc. You can select elective courses in your area of interest.

What Financial Support Does The University Offer?

Graduate programs are primarily financed with student loans. The College of Nursing and Health Sciences offers some scholarships on a competitive basis for accepted students. The University also offers some merit based scholarships. AOTA/AOTF also offers scholarships for students in OT programs ( and Some of our students have been recipients of such. Some of our students have also received loan forgiveness from various organizations.

How Much Does the Program Cost?

Currently graduate credits at the university is $990/credit for our OTD programs. 25% tuition discount for Barry University MS, Occupational Therapy Alumni.

What is a Protfolio for Work Experience?

The Occupational Therapy Program is committed to transformative education of adult learners through non-traditional lifelong learning experiences. We recognize the value of life and professional experiences and offer certified occupational therapy clinicians the opportunity to submit a reflective portfolio evidencing validation of their acquired knowledge and skills in the program’s educational outcomes. The portfolio must be submitted at the time of admission and may be focused on one or more of the following areas: leadership, research or specialized/ advanced practice. Students may earn up to 6 credits towards their doctorate degree in occupational therapy based on the portfolio review. A Portfolio review fee applies. For more information, please contact Graduate