Earn your doctorate degree online
You will earn the same diploma as our on-campus students
Demonstrate to current clients and employers your advanced expertise in occupational therapy. Learn about the latest practices, dive deep into an area of special interest, strengthen your professional network, and refine your analytical and leadership skills.
Downstate’s program allows you to apply your learning immediately while in your current position. Its flexible and thoughtful design is tailored to meet the needs of working professionals. Esteemed faculty will support your professional development as you learn ways to work collaboratively to promote health and participation among clients, families, and vulnerable populations. As you learn new strategies and techniques through engaging coursework and a relevant capstone project, you will enhance client outcomes and your professional standing.
- What's a doctorate degree?
- A doctorate degree usually takes four or more years to complete, unless you already have a master's degree. Doctorate degrees are very specific to a particular area of study.
What's it like to earn this degree online?
Let's put your mind at ease about online learning
- 100% Online
- This program is presented 100% online. You will not be expected to attend any classes on campus.
- Live classes
- You will learn in real-time while the instructor leads the class. Courses are similar to in-person classes, but you participate online.
- Classes on your schedule
- Courses are semester based and classwork can be completed around your work and family commitments. There is no set time where you are required to log in to attend class.
- Same faculty as on-campus
- The faculty that teach online classes are the same faculty that students learn from on-campus.
- Learn by doing
- Participate in field experiences such as internships, clinical placements, and service learning to apply your academic knowledge in the world.
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How do I enroll?
Follow these steps to start your application
- Go to the online application
- Create an account
- Complete the forms or save for later
- Pay the application fee (if applicable)
- Submit any supplemental materials, if required
- Send in your academic records
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