Doctor of Philosophy in Occupational Therapy
Nova Southeastern University

Program Details

The online Doctor of Philosophy in Occupational Therapy is designed for students who want to advance their careers as leaders, researchers, and academicians.  The program is primarily online, with courses designed to fit the students’ schedules, allowing working professionals to complete the program without relocating for full-time study.  Courses include Fundamentals of Biostatistics, Statistical Inference, Research Design (Quantitative), Research Methods (Qualitative), Theory Development for Models of Practice, and The Health Professional as Academic Educator.

Learning Pace


% Online

Mostly Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Nova Southeastern University is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Students must attend one long weekend on-campus session each semester.
  • Applicants must have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from a regionally accredited university and be eligible to practice within one year of starting the program.