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Master's+Post Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy

Maintain balance between life, work, and school and earn a Master's and post professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy (ppOTD) degree online from Marymount University.

The Master's+ OTD Program

As part of the Master's+ OTD program at Marymount University, licensed Occupational Therapists with a minimum of a bachelor's degree will have the opportunity to earn an Master's and then segue into the post professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree program. You will be able to choose from one of five pathways to help support your career goals and preparing you to enter the Doctor of Occupational Therapy program.    

Master's+ Pathways:

  • Public Health Education & Promotion Master (30 credits +6 ppOTD credits)
  • Emerging Technology Master & Certificates (36 credits)
  • Master of Business Administration (36 credits)
  • Business Master & Certificates (36 credits)
  • 2 Certificates & 2 Business Courses (30 credits)
For some pathways, 6 ppOTD credits may be able to be credited back to your business plan.  To help you learn about the pathways in relation to your career goals, personal advisors can support you through the process.  To learn more about the Master's+OTD pathways, schedule an appointment with an advisor today or review individual pathways here.

Be Empowered. Move Your Career Forward with Your ppOTD.

tOTD student learning online in a home office. You can earn your post professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree in just 5 semesters for Marymount University powered by Rehab Essentials.  The contemporary 100% online format engages you from virtually anywhere, when you are ready and on your schedule. And all with a budget friendly tuition. Plus, Marymount University is institutionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC). Throughout this post-professional program you will gain advanced critical thinking, professional knowledge, and skills to apply of the science and art of occupational therapy.   You have 24/7 online access to your courses and assignments when you are ready from virtually anywhere. Courses can be viewed and reviewed anytime within the semester. Deadlines and key dates for assignments, quizzes and exams are easily found in the course dashboard to keep you on track. You will be empowered to move your career forward and be better prepared to become a leader in occupational therapy.

Key Dates

Application Deadline for Spring 2024 semester: December 10, 2023
Semester Start Dates*:
  Fall 2023 August 27, 2023
  Spring  2024 January 2, 2024
  Summer 2024 April 21, 2024

*Schedules for future academic semesters are projected for planning purposes. Dates are subject to change without notice and will be confirmed upon acceptance.


  • BS to Master's+ ppOTD Pathway30 - 36 CREDIT PROGRAM (TBD on the Pathway)

*Marymount University is accredited by SACS-COC, ACOTE does not accredit transitional or post-professional OTD programs.


*$425/credit. Payment option is available. For semester by semester tuition for the ppOTD program, learn more here.


  • Graduate with a Master’s and ppOTD
  • Potential to earn Certificates as well
  • Positioned for a leadership/ administrative role
  • Online courses viewed across any platform and on your time.
  • Access to nationally-recognized subject matter experts
  • Well-defined curriculum delivers critical content for career advancement
  • Online learning solution creates a flexibility to accommodate busy professional and personal lives
  • Graduate with a degree from Marymount University, an institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC)




If you attained your OT degree from a ACOTE accredited institute:

  • BOT, BSOT, or master’s in related health field
  • Official transcript(s) for all degrees
  • Copy of US Occupational Therapy license

If you attained your OT degree from a non-ACOTE(or foreign) institute:

  • BOT, BSOT, or master’s in related health field
  • Official transcript(s) for all degrees
  • Copy of US Occupational Therapy license
  • Academic equivalency documentation demonstrating US Masters in PT equivalency from World Education Services (WES) or another member institution of National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES)
  • English proficiency results taken in the last 2 years: Non-US licensed applicants must submit at least the qualifying scores below to be admitted into the ppOTD curriculum.
    • Duolingo English Test: 120 or better
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): 580 or better (paper-based test), 237 or better (computer-based test) or 92 or better (internet-based test)
    • IELTS (International English Language Testing System): 6.5 or better
    • MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery: 82 or better

How to Apply

Apply for FREE by December 10, 2023! Use the code MUGRAD2023 when you apply and we will waive your application fee.

Applying is easy! Complete the online application and send your required materials to the address below.   Please note, on the “Previous Education” section of your application only include your bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

Marymount Graduate Admissions
2807 North Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22207


All required materials must be postmarked no later than application deadline noted above in Key Dates.  Spots are limited and assigned on a first come, first serve basis.

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