Ph. D. On Campus

Occupational Therapy

University of Utah

48 months
4177 USD/credit 125310 USD/year
4177 USD/credit 125310 USD/year
1176 USD/credit 35280 USD/year
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The professional doctorate in Occupational Therapy (OTD) at University of Utah is available to individuals with a degree in occupational therapy from an entry-level educational program. We offer this program completely online, making it a great choice for working professionals all over the world. 


Applicants to this Occupational Therapy (OTD) program at University of Utah must be certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) or equivalent in their country of residence/practice and have at least two years of practice as an OT. Our OTD program accommodates students holding either a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree level with specific paths for both. 

Learning outcomes

The focus of the OTD is to provide clinicians with a stronger, more up-to-date theoretical base; advance their leadership skills; and provide them with knowledge and skills in evidence-based research related to their chosen area of emphasis. Common to both tracks is the doctoral level courses which total 36 credits; including foundational courses, core curricular courses, and a capstone project that serv

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Change Using Positive Psychology 
  • Enhancing Happiness and Life Satisfaction 
  • Quality Intimate Relationships
  • Growing from Traumatic Life Experiences
  • Overcoming Self-Defeating Behavior 
  • Mediation and Stress Reduction 
  • Change Addictive Thinking 
  • Changing Children's Behavior Using Positive Methods 
  • Enhancing Midlife Satisfaction 
  • Occupational Epidemiology 
  • Social and Behavioral Science in Public Health 
  • Introduction to Aging 
  • Service Agencies and Programs for Older Adults 
  • Best Practices in Geriatric Care 
  • Aging and the Arts 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants for admission must apply through Apply Yourself (AY). Please review the information found on Graduate Admissions web page prior to submitting your application. Under the Program Information section on the AY application, choose your program of interest, Occupational Therapy DOT. 
  • Applicants will need to upload copies of official transcripts from all universities attended to verify graduation from an accredited occupational therapy program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    125310 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4177 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    125310 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4177 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • In-State

    35280 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1176 USD per credit during 48 months.

Living costs for Salt Lake City

1000 - 1730 USD /month
Living costs

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


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