Fast-track to Doctorate in Occupational Therapy (OTD) | Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA

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Fast-track to Doctorate in Occupational Therapy (OTD)

Chatham University Master of Occupational Therapy

MOT students who want to expand their opportunities and increase their earning potential can take advantage of Chatham's Fast-track to OTD (Doctorate in Occupational Therapy) program.

This program consists of two parts that save students time and money while gaining valuable experience:

  1. Students can apply during their fourth term, and, if accepted, enroll in the following two online OTD courses at no charge during their fifth and sixth terms:

    • OTD 760: Leadership and Professionalism

    • OTD 752: Education Theory and Technology

  2. Then, while working as occupational therapists, students complete only 21 additional credits of our fully online OTD curriculum. These 21 credits can be completed starting in the spring or fall semesters as shown in the tables below, but in order to start, MOT graduates must have at least four months of employment in an OT setting.

MOT to OTD Course Sequence

SPRING START * OTD Courses Notes
1st Spring OTD 741 (3)
OTD 766 (3)
  • This is the beginning of the Capstone Sequence, which is based upon current work setting
Summer OTD 750 (3)
OTD 751 (3)
 
Fall OTD 761 (1)
  • Financial aid is not available this term because student is only taking one credit
2nd Spring OTD 740 (3)
OTD 772 (5)
 

 

FALL START * OTD Courses Notes
1st Fall OTD 741 (3)
OTD 766 (3)
  • This is the beginning of the Capstone Sequence, which is based upon current work setting
Spring OTD 751 (3)
OTD 766 (3)
 
Summer OTD 761 (1)
  • Financial aid is not available this term because student is only taking one credit
2nd Fall OTD 740 (3)
OTD 772 (5)
 

*Students must be actively engaged in the OTD program within three years of completing the MOT degree.

Please contact MJ Wrobleski at (412) 365-1394 or mwrobleski@chatham.edu for questions about this track.