Doctor of Occupational Therapy
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Program Details

The online OTD degree program from the University of Wisconsin-Madison is designed to prepare students for advanced-level practice, leadership, and the application of research in occupational therapy. Students build the skills and practical training to become managers, advanced practitioners, entrepreneurs, policy advisors, or faculty in teaching colleges. Courses cover topics such as:

  • Advanced Outcome Measurement in Occupational Therapy
  • Using Information to Optimize Practice
  • Communicating OT to Inter-Professional Audiences
  • Current Trends Shaping OT Practice


Students will make 2 visits to campus for 3-5 days each over the course of the three year program.

  • Hold a Master’s of Occupational Therapy or equivalent
  • Have a current state OT license in the U.S.
  • Personal statement
  • Résumé or CV
  • Official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended, both undergraduate and graduate
  • Two letters of recommendation

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission