Graduation Requirements

The proposed OTD program includes 36 months of graduate level courses distributed across 9 semesters and 37 courses at the doctoral level. Students must complete a total of 113 credits (95 didactic units and 18 clinical education units).

  • Students must complete all didactic courses with a minimum GPA of 2.75 and no course grades below C (70.00%).
  • Students must also complete all clinical education courses with a grade of Pass.
  • All courses, including fieldwork and capstone components, must be completed within a maximum time frame of 150% of the length of the program in years (i.e., 4.5 years).
  • Students must be in good standing in character, conduct, and ability as described in the Professional Behavior and Essential Functions Policy, and recommended for graduation by the faculty.
  • Students must have met all financial obligations to the university.


Program in Occupational Therapy recognition ceremonies take place in May along with the University’s traditional Baccalaureate and Commencement events. The actual degree is awarded following successful completion of the 14-week Doctoral Experiential Component (DEC). After the student has successfully completed the required experiences and all financial responsibility to the University is fulfilled, the diploma will be issued and mailed.