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 Fall 2023 semester: postmarked by August 6, 2023
Semester Start Dates*:
   Summer 2023 April 16, 2023
   Fall 2023 August 27, 2023
   Spring 2024 December 31, 2023

*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.


  • MS to OTD$12,750* (in-state and out-of-state students)
  • Application Fee (non refundable)$50
  • Proctoring Fee$35 per semester

*$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.
    • 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
    • Duolingo English Test: 120 or better

How to Apply

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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