Wheelchair student at computerDemonstrate your commitment to state-of-the-art occupational therapy practice by earning an advanced degree from the George Washington University (GW).  Founded in 1824, GW’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) is pleased to offer an advanced-practice doctoral degree program for practicing occupational therapists. An advanced practice (or “post-professional”) occupational therapy doctorate is designed for registered occupational therapists who are seeking to advance their clinical reasoning and practice skills. Read more about our program.