Graduate Programs

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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 2 steps in the 3-step initial accreditation process.
  • Programs having “Preaccreditation Status” have successfully completed Step 2 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 “Preaccreditation Status” with 3 cohorts currently engaged in program. The first cohort began in June 2020, and a site visit is scheduled 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.

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.

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