Doctor of Occupational Therapy - Post Professional


The Occupational Therapy program is based in the College of Health Professions. This new post-professional program offers occupational therapist the opportunity to advance professional skills in one of four concentrations: teaching, leadership, population health, or advanced clinical skills.


Applicants admitted to the program will be selected from college and university students who have completed a master’s degree in occupational therapy. Occupational therapists with a baccalaureate degree in occupational therapy and master’s degree in another field will be eligible to enroll, unless it is determined that their master’s program has not prepared them adequately for the OTD program content. This will be determined on a case-by-case review of applicants.

The program is currently not accepting applicants with only a baccalaureate degree in OT. For future application cycles, the program will determine requirements for applicants with a baccalaureate degree in OT.

International Applicants

MUSC’s OT degree program is unable to admit international students requiring an F-1 visa. Applications will only be accepted from U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or those holding other valid nonimmigrant visa classifications that allow participation in lawful study while in the United States.

Application Process

In addition to the application itself the applicant must complete supplemental reference materials specific to the program to which they are applying. These forms are available in PDF format within the application and are also sent through email once an application is submitted. Applicants are required to submit official transcripts from each post-secondary school attended and all materials must be received by the application deadline.

Application Deadline

Start Term Application Type Available Deadline
Fall 2020 Regular July 1, 2020 June 1, 2020
Fall 2021 Regular July 1, 2020 April 15, 2021