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Post-professional Degrees in Occupational Therapy

The Mount Mary graduate occupational therapy program offers two post-professional degrees:

  • Post-professional master's in occupational therapy
  • Post-professional doctorate in occupational therapy (OTD) - new!

About the Post-Professional Master's Program

The post-professional master's program in occupational therapy is designed for practicing occupational therapists (OT/OTR) who seek to transition from a bachelor's to a master's degree.  The learning experiences are designed to enhance reflection about practice based on occupation, theory and evidence.  Graduates will be able to critique and create practice alternatives and to communicate evidence of therapeutic efficacy in a preferred practice area.

Qualified students are admitted to the post-professional master's program in occupational therapy using a rolling admission process. The occupational therapy program currently offers a bridge program for practicing occupational therapists with a bachelor's degree that wish to earn a post-professional Master of Science (M.S.) degree.

About the Post-Professional Doctorate Program

The post-professional doctorate program is designed for practicing occupational therapists who seek to advance competencies in specialty practice and service delivery.  The learning experiences are designed to enhance depth of knowledge and reflective practice in a specialty practice area of physical rehabilitation, pediatrics, gerontology, mental health, education or leadership.  Program participants will complete a portfolio of accomplishments in specialty practice and service delivery that can be used to apply for American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Board Certification or for career advancement.  Graduates in specialty areas of education or leadership are prepared for faculty or leadership roles.

Qualified students are admitted each fall in cohorts of up to 15.  Students with a bachelor's degree in occupational therapy must complete the post-professional Master of Science bridge degree before starting doctoral coursework.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact Dr. Jane Olson at olsonj@mtmary.edu or (414) 258-4810, ext. 348.

If you are interested in becoming an occupational therapist, please see the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program information.