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Occupational Therapy, OTD

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

About the Program Occupational Therapy, OTD

Online OTD

Barry University’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences offers a post-professional practice doctorate degree in occupational therapy. This flexible, distance-delivered program is designed for NBCOT certified occupational therapists who wish to advance their education beyond the master’s level.

Applicants may submit a reflective portfolio for evaluation to receive up to 6 credits for work experience in areas of leadership, research, or advanced practice.

Portfolio 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.

Course Curriculum Graduation Requirements
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Admissions Overview Getting Started

Congratulations on taking the first step to pursue your passion, advance your career, and make a difference in your community. We are committed to assist each student through the admission process.

Whether you transition straight from undergraduate studies to a graduate program or have been out of school for some time, we offer a welcoming and professional environment for graduate study.

With small class sizes, there is a considerable amount of personalized attention from your faculty and opportunities to build strong relationships with fellow classmates.

Apply Now Admissions Requirements

The Doctorate in Occupational Therapy Program uses a rolling admissions process with deadlines as follows: March 1st to start in the Summer term, June 1st to start in the Fall and November 1st to start in the Spring term.

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Financial Aid Affordable for you.

At BarryU, our tuition is competitive, affordable and still promises all the perks of a private school education. Our cost per credit is in-line with other institutions, but we offer a mission-driven educational experience and provide our students with small class sizes, personalized attention, and academic excellence. Scholarships, graduate assistantships, and financial aid can also be explored to help offset overall costs.

Barry University participates in the full array of federal and state financial aid programs. At Barry, we are committed to doing all we can to help you finance your education.

Barry University's Financial Aid staff will assist you through the financial aid application process.

Financial Aid Programs Tuition and Fees

Occupational Therapy, OTD Faculty

The odds are definitely in your favor at Barry University. Our student-faculty ratio is only 15:1. That means you get personal attention and guidance, and nobody gets lost in the shuffle. Even more impressive, over 80 percent of our faculty hold a PhD or the highest degree available in their field of expertise.

We seek out professors who are not only great teachers, but who love what they do. Their passion, enthusiasm, and inspiration are contagious, and there's no better way to keep young minds excited about learning and discovering. Beyond each teacher's area of expertise, our faculty is committed to promoting equality, social justice, altruism, diversity, and humility. Through education, everyone can have a voice.

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