Doctorate On Campus

Occupational Therapy

Chatham University

16 months
1017 USD/credit 22882 USD/year
1017 USD/credit 22882 USD/year
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Chatham University’s Post-Professional Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (PPOTD) program is an online 30-credit program for clinicians and academicians who want to enhance their careers. 


Unlike a Ph.D. in occupational therapy, the PP-OTD degree has a clinical or practice focus and requires much less of a time commitment. 

Key Features 

  • The Occupational Therapy degree at Chatham University can be completed in just 16 months. Students take two classes at a time, allowing them to continue working and balancing life commitments while effectively engaging in new learning.
  • Each student will complete a capstone project that includes the design and implementation of an intervention where they work, or may extend into the community or an emerging practice area.

Programme Structure

  • The online learning experience is enhanced with two short, required residencies at Chatham University in Pittsburgh. 
  • The first is three days and occurs at the end of the first term. This experience includes a leadership course plus a preview of capstone presentations. 
  • The second is two days and occurs at the end of the last term. Here, students deliver their capstone presentation.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 16 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Free, online application
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended sent directly from the institutions to Chatham University via email or postal mail
  • Current resume
  • Copy of OT license
  • Admissions Essay

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22882 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1017 USD per credit during 16 months.
  • National

    22882 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1017 USD per credit during 16 months.

Living costs for Pittsburg

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Updated over a year ago

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