About the program

The goal of Marquette’s occupational therapy doctoral program is three-fold:

  1. To provide doctoral-level education enabling students to integrate occupational therapy theory, research and practice through continuous assessment of student learning
  2. To foster faculty and student research on therapeutic occupation
  3. To provide service to the professional community.

The O.T.D. degree will lead students on a career path of excellence in practice, advocacy for the profession, leadership and contributions to occupational therapy knowledge through research.  Graduates will be autonomous decision makers using contemporary and innovative practice skills. A Marquette O.T.D. student as a future therapist, will have a personal commitment to the advancement of occupational therapy practice, advocacy and research. 

The university’s commitment to excellence, leadership, faith and service to others is an ideal fit for creating and sustaining a transformative clinical doctorate occupational therapy education.