A physician helping an elderly man with a walkerFounded in 1824, the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) is pleased to offer an advanced-practice doctoral degree program designed for registered occupational therapists (OT) and occupational therapy students enrolled in an accredited Masters OT program. This program is designed for individuals who are seeking to advance their leadership, clinical reasoning, practice and research skills. Demonstrate your commitment to state-of-the-art occupational therapy practice by earning an advanced degree from GW. Learn more about the Health Sciences online programs.


The 100% online advanced practice Occupational Therapy Doctorate (pOTD) program requires the successful completion of 36 credit hours.


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Check out the admissions requirements for Occupational Therapy.