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Degree Options

The Occupational Therapy Department currently offers 3 types of occupational therapy degrees.

Entry Level OTD (6 year program)

Entry Level Master of Science in OT (5 year program)

Post-Baccalaureate Master of Science in OT (2 year program)

Consider what Duquesne has to offer:

  • Duquesne University top tier rankings in U.S. & News Reports, Princeton Review and Forbes (Best Colleges, Best Values, Best Graduate Schools)
  • Competitive National Program Ranking 
  • Small Class Sizes ensuring student-centered focus
  • Professional doctorate degree (OTD) with option for MS 
  • Freshman direct admit into the OT program - no reapplication required 
  • 100% pass rate for National Certification program for all test takers; 95% 4-year average for 1st time test takers
  • 100% job placement in the profession
  • OT-related coursework in every year of study
  • Well-equipped teaching/learning laboratories
  • Cadaveric anatomy course with dissection
  • Strong, deep community learning partners ensuring multiple opportunities for community engaged learning
  • Fieldwork Education experiences available in medical, school, community and emerging practice settings
  • Curriculum flexibility offers opportunities to pursue minors (e.g. psychology, special education, business) and specialty certifications 
  • Study Abroad opportunities in 1st or 2nd year of curriculum 
  • Program development and grant-writing training supports students to develop their own opportunities after graduation
  • Mentored, supervised research experiences
  • Consistent OT Faculty professional development mentorship for every student with assistance for portfolio development and career exploration
  • Nationally-recognized faculty who are teacher-scholars that lead by example