Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy

Earn your post-professional OTD online!

Binghamton University's online Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy (PP-OTD) program is for registered/licensed occupational therapists who have a master's degree and want to advance in their field by earning a clinical doctorate.

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Applications open

Open now for fall 2024

Application deadline

8/12/24

Classes start

8/26/24

 

100% online coursework

No matter where you live or work, you can access our online program.

 

2 years

The program can be completed in 5 consecutive semesters, requiring 2 years to complete.

 

For working professionals

Courses will be held during late afternoons and evenings so they’re easier to fit into your personal and professional schedules.

 

Adult learner friendly

You’ll attend online courses at specific times, but complete assignments and participate in discussion boards when it’s most convenient for you.

 

Great value

A top-quality post-professional program with in-state tuition for New York state residents.

 

Advanced skills and knowledge

You’ll gain skills and knowledge that will move you beyond the role of therapist-clinician, letting you take your career into OT education, clinical research, clinical practice, leadership or advocacy.

About the program

The Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy program builds on your experience as an occupational therapist, while teaching you the knowledge and skills you need to advance beyond therapist-clinician into areas such as occupational therapy education, clinical research, clinical practice, leadership or advocacy. 

The 36-credit-hour, part-time, PP-OTD program uses a distance-learning format, with classes in late afternoons and evenings. You will attend online courses at specific times but complete assignments and participate in discussion boards when it’s most convenient for you.

The program is designed to be completed in five continuous semesters; semesters are composed of two 7-week sessions.

To be eligible for admission into Binghamton's online Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy, applicants must:

  • Hold a master’s degree
  • U.S. applicants must have graduated from an ACOTE-accredited occupational therapy program
  • International applicants must have graduated from a World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT) approved occupational therapy program

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Engaging and knowledgeable professors. The PP-OTD will positively change the way you view our profession and your interaction with administrators, co-workers and clients. I highly recommend Binghamton’s program.

A.S.

I am very grateful to have the opportunity to work with brilliant professors in Binghamton’s PP-OTD program who patiently invest their time in my learning. They create a compassionate learning environment without sacrificing rigor. Through their support, I am able to persevere toward my academic goals.

Y.D.

The faculty has worked hard to develop strong interpersonal relationships with each person in our cohort. I have expanded my knowledge greatly in a variety of practice areas. The capstone project is large and can be overwhelming. The slow progression throughout the program allows me to understand the process compared to just getting through the project, significantly expanding my knowledge of research methods and knowledge translation. I have enjoyed my time immensely at Binghamton University and look forward to continuing my journey in the PP-OTD program!

J.E.