Master of Science/Doctor of Occupational Therapy (Post-Professional)

The Programs in Occupational Therapy at CUIMC is launching an accelerated Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Clinical Doctorate (MS/PPOTD) for CUIMC OT Master of Science students who wish to advance their clinical education directly after completing their MS OT degree.

Qualifying CUIMC MS OT students can enter the MS/PPOTD Program in the fall semester directly after completion of their Level 2 fieldwork. Students who wish to participate in a third, specialty Level 2 fieldwork can enter the program in the fall while completing their specialty fieldwork. The MS/PPOTD is a 70-credit online program that is completed in one full academic year (3 semesters: Fall, Spring, and Summer). Forty-four credits transfer in from the CUIMC entry-level MS OT degree, leaving a remainder of 26 credits that will be completed in the MS/PPOTD Program. All courses are held online and in the evening so that students can maintain full-time clinical positions during the day (students will be licensed and registered for clinical practice once they complete the entry-level MS OT degree and pass the NBCOT exam). Students can use their employed clinical positions as residencies through which Capstone projects can emerge. The MS/PPOTD is intended to help students broaden their clinical skills and obtain advanced knowledge in the areas of clinical leadership and the application of research evidence.

To be admitted into the MS/PPOTD Program, students need to have earned a combined minimum GPA of 3.0 in their first three academic semesters in the MS entry-level program. Students who have earned a GPA of 3.67 or higher will be automatically granted admission into the program providing they have demonstrated appropriate professional behaviors.

Interested current students should visit the Admissions page for the required admissions forms.