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PhD, Occupational Therapy

Degree Requirements

Occupational therapists holding a master's degree take a total of 52 credits, including course work, and complete a dissertation. New York University graduates with a master's degree in post-professional occupational therapy must complete a minimum of 42 credits and write a dissertation. Full-time or part-time study is available. For course descriptions, see NYU Steinhardt's Graduate Bulletin.

Department Core Courses (9 Credits)

  • Theoretical Foundations for Intervention OT-GE 2762

  • Developing a Guideline for Intervention OT-GE 2763

  • Ethics and Analytical Reasoning OT-GE 2764

Cognate Courses (6 Credits)

Foundations (6 Credits)

Departmental Seminar (3 credits)

  • Occupational Therapy OT-GE 3406

Dissertation Proposal Seminar (3 Credits)

  • RESCH-GE 3001

Research Course (3 Credits)

  • Research design specific to the dissertation

Dissertation Related Courses (15 Credits)

  • By advisement

Occupational Therapy Doctoral Colloquium (1 Credit)

  • OT-GE 3408 for Doctoral Candidates

Get more information on Steinhardt's Doctoral Student Policies.