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Occupational Therapy Doctorate
Accelerated Entry

In just 6 Years you can graduate with an Occupational Therapy Doctorate!

  • Pick your undergraduate major: Exercise Science, Psychology, Human Biology, 35+ options - it’s up to you!
  • Receive your Occupational Therapy Doctorate in just six years.
  • Learn from faculty with broad educational and clinical experiences in a range of practice arenas.  
  • Multi-million dollar, state-of-the-art health profession labs.
  • Apply knowledge learned in the classroom to fieldwork experiences at one of our 225+ active partner sites in social service agencies, public schools, hospitals, nursing homes, community outreach centers or mental health treatment centers throughout the nation. 


Degrees Offered & Overview

Degrees Offered & Overview

Undergraduate Pathway 

Occupational Therapy Doctorate (Accelerated)

Graduate Degree

Occupational Therapy Doctorate

Program Details

Program Details

Start Date: August
Program Length: 6 years (combined bachelor and doctorate) 
Licensure: Upon doctoral graduation, candidates must pass the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy certificate exam and seek state licensure in order to practice.

Career Outlook

Career Outlook

The U.S. Department of Labor projects the employment of occupational therapists is projected to grow 17 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. With a median annual salary of $86,280, occupational therapy is a high-demand career. After graduating from our program, you will be prepared with the knowledge and skills to establish a higher quality of living for your patients. Many of our students are offered jobs at the completion of their Level II fieldwork, or upon graduation.​

Source: U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration

Students are Prepared through Pathway Mentorship

Elisabeth began looking at colleges that offered an OT program. When she toured College of Saint Mary, she learned she was eligible for the accelerated entry pathway for undergraduates CSM offers for its OT program.

“That was a big thing for me,” Elisabeth said. “I decided to come here because I could already have my path lined up. I liked that there was an easy connection between undergrad to grad school. There weren’t separate applications, and I wouldn’t have to move locations. It was all in the same place.” 

Elisabeth also chose CSM for its small class sizes.

“The professors, faculty and staff all care about you. Walking in the halls or walking on campus, you always get someone saying hi to you,” she said. “I loved that the class sizes weren’t super big, so for me, it wasn’t going to be a huge change from what I was used to in high school. Going to college is already a big enough change, so I didn’t want to attend a lecture with 300 people.”

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