Our part-time, hybrid post professional doctorate in occupational therapy (PPOTD) program is for licensed occupational therapists that have a master鈥檚 degree and wish to obtain their doctoral degree.

In fact, only 2% of occupational therapy practitioners have a doctoral degree, which is why King鈥檚 College is addressing this nationwide shortage with a program that鈥檚 unmatched in value: earn your doctorate in less time through our innovative and dynamic format that prepares you for OT of the future, not just the past.

Program Format

Graduate students can choose between two unique tracks not offered at other institutions: Academia, Leadership, and Diversity (ALD) or Clinical Leadership, both consisting of 26 credits.听

Full-time working professionals will appreciate our programs鈥 exclusively online and hybrid formats with mostly asynchronous online learning and minimal time required on campus. Students seeking more in-person or synchronous interaction can augment their study as needed. Plus, no residency is required, making the PPOTD program convenient for maintaining full-time work alongside study.

Visit our Graduate Tuition rates page for current costs per credit.

The PPOTD flatsheet is available as a PDF here.

Academic, Leadership, and Diversity Track

The Academia, Leadership, and Diversity (ALD) track is for OT鈥檚 who plan to teach at some point in their career or enjoy being leaders in the field regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion, among other areas important to the future of the profession. The curriculum is structured over 15 months and 5 semesters and can be completed entirely online.

Clinical Leadership Track

The Clinical Leadership track is for current clinicians who want to become leaders in a specific area of practice or simply hone their clinical and leadership skills. The curriculum is structured over 15-18 months and 5-6 semesters. Most of this track can be completed online but does include two to three advanced practice electives taught on campus over a weekend. Alternative formats may be available, as needed.

Program Requirements

All program applicants meet the following requirements:

  • Hold a master鈥檚 degree from an accredited institution
  • Show proof of valid state Occupational Therapy license

You may also schedule a personal call or personal visit with a Graduate Admission Counselor.