Graduate Programs

OT student works with adult patients on cookie cutter project

Master of Occupational Therapy 

(As of Summer 2019, MOT is no longer an option at TWU; however, please check our requirements for our Entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy.)

Our MOT program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education.

Doctor of Occupational Therapy (Entry-Level) 

Our entry-level graduate degree will provide you with a strong foundation of knowledge, encouraging active learning and critical reflection while fostering integrity and compassion.

TWU’s entry-level OTD (eOTD) is a new program that is not yet accredited, but has completed the first steps in the 3-step initial accreditation process.

  • Programs having “Candidacy Status” have successfully completed Step 1 of the initial accreditation process and may admit students into the program.
  • Programs having “Preaccreditation Status” have successfully completed Steps 1 and 2 of the initial accreditation process. These programs would appear to meet the Standards if fully implemented in accordance with the plans of the sponsoring institution. An on‑site evaluation will be conducted before the first class completes the academic curriculum.

TWU has “Candidacy Status” for the eOTD, with the first cohort beginning June 2020, and a tentatively scheduled site visit for Fall 2022. 

Pending final approval, GRADUATES OF THE PROGRAM WILL BE ELIGIBLE TO SIT FOR THE NATIONAL CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION FOR THE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST, ADMINISTERED BY THE NATIONAL BOARD FOR CERTIFICATION IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (NBCOT®). AFTER SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THIS EXAM, THE GRADUATE WILL BE AN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST, REGISTERED (OTR). IN ADDITION, ALL STATES REQUIRE LICENSURE TO PRACTICE; HOWEVER, STATE LICENSES ARE USUALLY BASED ON THE RESULTS OF THE NBCOT CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION. A FELONY CONVICTION MAY AFFECT A GRADUATE’S ABILITY TO SIT FOR THE NBCOT CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION OR ATTAIN STATE LICENSURE.

“The School of Occupational Therapy at Texas Woman’s University is proud of our uninterrupted accreditation streak since 1947. We have strong programs in our history and we have built a strong entry-OTD curriculum that is in the candidacy stage of accreditation. This means that ACOTE has reviewed and accepted our proposal for this new eOTD program. At this time, we are in continual self-study and improvement leading up to our final accreditation decision which is scheduled for Fall 2022. I have every confidence in our team (including faculty, staff, administration, students and alumni) to achieve full accreditation status prior to the hooding ceremony for our first eOTD graduating class in Spring 2023.”
-Cynthia Evetts, PhD, OTR, Professor & Director, TWU School of Occupational Therapy

Doctor of Occupational Therapy 

This post-professional OTD degree program engages practicing occupational therapists in leadership positions for advanced roles as master practitioner, advocate for clients and populations and occupational therapy educator.

Doctor of Philosophy in Occupational Therapy 

Our PhD degree program is based on a mentorship model and prepares occupational therapists for advanced scholarly careers in academia and practice.

Page last updated 3:27 PM, June 16, 2020