The Online Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program from NYU SteinhardtThe Online Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program from NYU SteinhardtThe Online Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program from NYU Steinhardt

OT@NYU enables occupational therapists to grow as knowledgeable, compassionate leaders who are equipped to address society’s ever-changing healthcare needs. The program is delivered 100 percent online, allowing you to maintain your current practice as you earn your Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree. As an OT@NYU student, you will define your OT practice through an individualized curriculum that offers a wide variety of elective and clinical specialization courses.

Elective and Specialization Courses

Our online occupationial therapy program gives you maximum flexibility so you can develop extensive expertise in the clinical area that most interests you. Half of the required credits for the program are elective or specialization courses, which you select in conjunction with a faculty adviser.

Discover how you can personalize your NYU education with a variety of electives.


Our curriculum can be customized to fit your area of interest so you can become a well-rounded clinician and grow as a leader in the field. All courses are taught by NYU’s expert faculty, and our rigorous curriculum is the same as on campus.

Explore what you’ll learn as an OT@NYU student.

Upcoming Application Deadlines

OT@NYU seeks applicants who hold an entry-level degree in occupational therapy and a master’s degree. You may meet this requirement by meeting one of the following prerequisites:

  1. Hold a master’s degree in occupational therapy from an accredited institution
  2. Hold a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy AND a master’s degree in any field

We offer one start date per year in September. Learn how to apply today.

Online Learning Experience

While pursuing your doctorate in occupational therapy online, you’ll complete interactive course work and take online classes that put you face to face with a diverse group of OTs worldwide. Though there is no in-person requirement, graduates of the program are invited to attend commencement on campus.

See what it’s like to learn online.

Ready to Take the Next Step?

Earn your OTD degree without relocating or putting your career on hold – request information about our occupational therapy doctoral program online today.

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