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GVSU Graduate D.R.O.T. student at Commencement.

Occupational Therapy, Dr.O.T.

The post-professional Doctorate in Occupational Therapy (Dr.O.T.) is designed for the working professional in search of a challenging yet supportive program. The Dr.O.T. aims to expand clinical skills, advance career opportunities, develop leadership skills, prepare for teaching in higher education, and facilitate innovative problem solving through highly individualized curricular experiences.

National Job Growth

Job opportunities in the occupational therapy field are expected to grow 5% in the U.S. by 2026.

Ranked a Top Graduate Program in the Nation

U.S. News & World Report ranks GVSU's occupational therapy program as one of the best graduate programs in the nation.

One of a Kind Program

GVSU is the only university to offer a post-professional doctorate in occupational therapy in Michigan.

Source: EMSI, 2022.

Program Overview

The 36 credit hour program offers a fully online curriculum with either full (2 classes/semester) or part time (1 class/semester) options. All Dr.O.T. students will be required to have a degree in occupational therapy as well as a master's degree in either occupational therapy or another field of study. Students are encouraged to maintain employment throughout the program.

Why Study Occupational Therapy at Grand Valley?

Visit the program website for more information.

Program Details