Occupational therapy

Doctor of occupational therapy, post-professional University of Missouri-Columbia
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Courses for this program are 100% online. Students are required to attend campus for a summit, scheduled bi-annually. Attendance at only one event is required. In the event that attendance is a hardship, alternatives will be explored. 

Successful completion of the program requires 51 credit hours of course work for bachelor’s to OTD students and 36 credit hours of course work for master's to OTD students.

Course planner

The chart below shows the courses offered in the program. Courses are 3 credit hours each, unless stated otherwise. The University reserves the right to change or cancel courses as needed.


Capstone projects are individualized plans of study that are developed by each student and through the mentorship of a two-faculty member committee. Capstone projects are focused on areas of study that help students advance expertise in their selected area of practice/professional development and can be related to advanced clinical practice, teaching, research or other identified areas.

State authorization

States require that the University of Missouri-Columbia be authorized to deliver university-level distance/online education to their residents. Each state handles this process differently.

Please see our state authorization page for more information.

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Students residing in all states are eligible to enroll in this program.

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Department of Occupational Therapy