Doctor of Occupational Therapy
University of Nevada-Las Vegas

Program Details

Designed for those who already have a Master in Occupational Therapy, the Doctor of Occupational Therapy from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas is entirely online. This post-professional doctorate in occupational health & safety serves working professionals looking to advance their careers. The degree leads graduates to positions in teaching, leadership, or advanced clinical practice.

Besides gaining advanced knowledge of occupational health & safety, graduates build on their skills through the curriculum. Some of the course offerings and their outcomes include:

  • Studies in evidence-based practice involve the development of a research question that will be investigated in the Capstone project
  • Studies in the social determinants of health impart the ability to analyze the impact of social determinants through a detailed research paper
  • Through developing and leading a course, lecture, or workshop, students learn effective teaching skills
  • The Capstone project allows students to synthesize their advanced knowledge through a publication or professional presentation


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Mostly Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Nevada-Las Vegas is accredited by:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Essay/Writing Sample, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV

Additional Info

  • A degree in occupational therapy from an entry-level educational program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
  • Current licensure as an occupational therapist (OTR)