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University of Southern California
University of Southern California
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Post-Professional Doctorate (OTD)
of Occupational Therapy

The USC Post-Professional OTD program is designed with flexibility for the working professional. Coursework can be taken completely remotely either full-time or part-time and your courses and residency can be tailored for your professional interests and career goals. Intensive mentorship allows you to learn alongside outstanding faculty and to network within the Trojan Family.

The OTD program offers four leadership pathways:

  • Pedagogy and Academic Administration
    This pathway equips you with the teaching expertise and other skills necessary to fulfill roles as clinical teaching faculty or in academic administration.
  • Clinical Research
    This pathway will immerse you within a Chan research lab where you will develop the expertise needed to effectively implement evidence-based outcome studies in practice.
  • Policy and Administration
    This pathway is designed to prepare you as an executive decision maker, public policy advocate, or administrator.
  • Advanced Clinical Practice
    This pathway offers you the opportunity to remain in your current clinical context and develop skills to lead quality improvement initiatives, implement innovative programs, and evaluate outcomes of your practice.

Curriculum and Requirements

Course Sequence

Diversity, Access, and Equity

A Day in the Life of a Post-Professional OTD Student

Jodie, a student in the Post-Professional Doctorate of Occupational Therapy program, shares about daily life as an OTD resident at the University of Southern California.