Clinical Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (O.T.D.)


Open House - Wednesday, September 16, 5:00-6:00 PM CDT

Join us on Wednesday, September 16 from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM CDT for a virtual open house for applicants interested in learning about the Marquette OTD Program! Enjoy a brief presention about our curriculum and admissions process. Meet faculty and ask questions. You will be emailed a link to join once you register.

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Our program

Marquette’s entry-level clinical occupational therapy doctorate (OTD) program is a three-year (9 semester) professional course of study designed to educate future leaders of a collaborative and culturally responsive workforce.

The mission of the university and College are influential components of the OTD curriculum design and are supportive of our desire to nurture graduates who will be discerning agents for change as professionals in practice. The OTD program goals are a natural corollary to the culture of a Jesuit research university located in the heart of a community with long-standing health disparities. The curriculum design operationalizes the OTD program goals of Practice Competence, Professional Identify, Servant Leadership, and Critical Curiosity. To this end;

Marquette OTD graduates will have:

Practice Competence: the knowledge, skills, attitudes and abilities necessary for valued occupational therapy practice

Professional Identity: a solid understanding of self as a professional

Marquette OTD graduates will be:

Servant Leaders: committed to lifelong self-development in the service of others

Critically Curious: imaginative, with the capacity to reflect on and process information for sound critical thinking toward action

Students in the Inaugural Class of 2023 will begin the program in the fall of 2020.

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