Post Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy

Designed with You in Mind

Maintain balance between life, work, and school and earn your online post professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy (ppOTD) degree from Marymount University powered by Rehab Essentials. The innovative, world-class curriculum is taught by the best and brightest faculty. The contemporary 100% online format engages you from virtually anywhere, when you are ready, on your schedule and at your pace. And all with a budget friendly tuition.  Plus, Marymount University is institutionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC). 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.  

A World-Class Program with Dr. Ken Harwood,
Dean of the College of Health & Education

Be Empowered. Move Your Career Forward.

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. In just 5 semesters, you can have your post professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree. You will be empowered to move your career forward and be better prepared to become a leader in occupational therapy. The Marymount ppOTD program provides a critical career advancement pathway for therapists who already have a MOT or MSOT degree.

World-class professors, just a click away.

The online courses are taught by the best and brightest faculty from all over the United States. As a student, you will have direct access to these expert faculty and to a diverse, experienced peer group. You will become part of vibrant, collaborative online community.

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.



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


*$425 per credit. Payment option is available. For semester by semester tuition, learn more here.


  • 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:

  • MOT, MSOT, 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:

  • MOT, MSOT, or master’s in related health field with a BOT or BSOT
  • Official transcript(s) for all degrees
  • Copy of US Occupational Therapy license
  • Academic equivalency documentation demonstrating US Masters in OT 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.  Email Jonathan.Scheeler@marymount.edu with any questions.

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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