Post-Professional DrOT (Online)

The USciences online post-professional Doctorate in Occupational Therapy (DrOT) program puts you on the best path forward: your own. Designed for working professionals looking to lead the field forward, our online DrOT program prepares you for the future you envision—in clinical practice, management, education, policy, and beyond.  

  • Unmatched flexibility—Advance your education at your convenience with asynchronous courses, elective options and independent study.  Earn your degree part-time or full-time wherever you are, with only two campus visits required.
  • Individualized attention—Close cohorts and smaller course sizes replicate the kind of attention you’d normally associate with an on-campus classroom experience.
  • Next-level knowledge: Enhance your practice with applied learning related to your work today. Lead the field with advanced explorations into what the future holds for occupational therapy.


Our advanced curriculum and diverse electives expand your skills, talents, and views, all on your schedule. Enrich your credentials and tailor your trajectory to achieve your personal and professional goals. Our 33-credit program features required core courses and electives options that allow you to focus on your area of interest while gaining the insight essential to excel.

Complete 27 credits of required courses in residence with USciences—and satisfy the six elective credits through other universities or independent studies with permission of the program director.

Completion of the program requires only two campus visits related to your Capstone project.

Required courses (27 credits):
Course Number Course Name Credits
OT 601 Survey of Online Tools 1 credit
OT 701 Advanced Theory in OT Practice 3 credits
OT 702 Applied Research 3 credits
OT 710 Evidence-Based Practice 3 credits
OT 715 Advanced Case-Based Reasoning 3 credits
OT 720 Health Information Technology in OT 3 credits
OT 730 Professional Communication and Technology  3 credits
OT 775 OT Doctoral seminar 2 credits
OT 780 Capstone Project I 3 credits
OT 790 Capstone Project II 3 credits
Electives (choose two for 6 credits):
Course Number Course Name Credits
OT 735 Applied Leadership Skills 3 credits
OT 740 Emerging Practices: Moving into the Future 3 credits
OT 750 Independent Study 3 credits
OT 755 Independent Study 3 credits
OT 760 Politics of Advocacy and Practice 3 credits
OT 768 Exploring an Academic Career  3 credits
OT 770 Program Design and Evaluation 3 credits


Admission Office


University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495


888-996-8747 or 215-596-8810