Admissions Requirements

Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy (PP-OTD)

Distance Education/Option for Full-Time & Part-Time

Summer/Fall admit

1.   A Master's degree in occupational therapy from a college or university institutionally accredited and recognized by the Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) such as: the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the Higher Learning Commission, the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. If you have any questions about whether a transfer course will be accepted, you should check with the Office of Admissions prior to enrolling in the course.

2. Minimum of one year of professional experience as a licensed occupational therapist at the time the program begins

3.  Current license to practice as an occupational therapist in a US jurisdiction

4. Current National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapists (NBCOT) registration

5.  You must submit two letters of recommendation. SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University has moved toward exclusive use of electronic recommendation submissions. Letters should be written by a current/former College Professor or an employer/supervisor at your place of employment. Please visit the application instructions to learn more about the letter of recommendations requirement.

6. Resume or Curriculum Vitae