Doctorate in Occupational Therapy
Misericordia University

Program Details

The online Doctorate in Occupational Therapy is focused on academic growth in clinical practice areas of occupation therapy, promoting intellectual discourse through both program content and format.  The curriculum is designed to provide occupational therapists with advanced clinical, practice management, teaching, and administrative skills through a program that emphasizes the integration of theory and practice, professional and clinical skills, critical self-assessment, clinical reasoning and decision-making skills, advocacy, and health policy.  The program is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills practitioners bring from clinical practice and life experiences.


  • Master's degree in OT or a BS in OT and MS in another field
  • Official transcripts
  • 3.0 minimum GPA
  • Interview
  • Statement of purpose 
  • Resume citing at least one year of practice
  • Current NBCOT certification and state licensure
  • Letter(s) of recommendation

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education