Doctor of Occupational Therapy (DrOT)

If you’re already an occupational therapist, Bradley’s post-professional occupational therapy doctorate (DrOT) Program will prepare you for leadership and scholarship roles in academic communities and/or health care organizations. The program has two tracks:

  • The first track is for students who have already completed a master’s program in any field of study (MS to DrOT). This track consists of 33 credit hours.
  • For students who have only completed a bachelor’s in occupational therapy, the second track has three additional courses to complete in the post-professional occupational therapy doctorate program (BSOT to DrOT) for a total of 42 credit hours. This program is offered in a synchronous online format. 

When you graduate, you’ll be able to:

  1. Critically appraise evidence-based practice strategies to maximize target population outcomes.
  2. Disseminate information to the occupational therapy body of knowledge through design and implementation of evidence-based practice scholarship.
  3. Implement strategies to address the ethics, policies, and laws that impact the practice of occupational therapy in the dynamic health care environment.

Graduate Admission Requirements

Learn more about graduate admission standards and application requirements on our Requirements page.

In addition, applicants for this program must have:

  • Minimum of Bachelors of Science in Occupational Therapy
  • Current state licensure as an Occupational Therapist in good standing
  • Minimum of 1-year work experience as an Occupational Therapist
  • No GRE required

Application Deadlines

To be assured full consideration, completed applications including all supporting documents must be received by the following dates:

  • Applications Open January 1, 2023
  • Program starting June 2023


Bradley University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission