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Program Details

If you’re an occupational therapy practitioner who would like to assume a leadership role and help shape the future of your field, you may be ready for advanced study beyond the master’s level. The Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy (PP-OTD) program at Sargent College is designed to provide the highest level of quality education with a focus on flexibility and a strong mentorship model. Students in the PP-OTD program are paired in a one-on-one relationship with our faculty, who provide each student with personal guidance throughout the program.


  • Completion of an entry-level occupational therapy program
  • 3.0 GPA, with no grade below a C
  • Two professional references
  • 3 essay questions
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Official Transcripts (graduate and undergraduate level)
  • GRE: Applicants who have graduated from a ACOTE or WFOT-accredited degree program or who can provide a National Government Recognition documentation of their program in occupational therapy and who obtained a GPA of 3.0 or better on the US 4-point scale in that OT program are exempt from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Applicants who do not fulfill both of these criteria are required to submit scores from the GRE taken within the last five years. Minimum scores that have typically been achieved by admitted students include: Verbal 153, Quantitative 144, Analytical Writing 4.5.
  • The program involves several practicum courses that are designed to support immediate application of didactic courses to practice contexts. Therefore, students must be employed at least part-time in a health, rehabilitation, or human services field at the time of matriculation.
  • Students for whom English is not their first language must take the iBT (the Internet-based version of the TOEFL [Test of English as a Foreign Language]). Students who are most competitive for admission will have a composite score of at least 110 and minimum scores of 22 in each section.
  • If a U.S. applicant, documentation of NBCOT certification and state licensure are required

This innovative program is offered online with two short on-campus components at the beginning and end.

Accreditation & Licensing

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education