Faculty / Staff Resources Student Resources
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
Twitter Facebook Instagram LinkedIn YouTube

Post-Professional Doctorate (OTD)
of Occupational Therapy
For OT Graduates and Practitioners

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 experience can be tailored for your individual interests and goals. Intensive mentorship allows you to learn alongside outstanding faculty and to network within the Trojan Family.

The OTD program offers four leadership concentrations / tracks:

  • Education: This track equips you with the teaching expertise and other skills necessary to become an outstanding faculty member, particularly in settings such as liberal arts colleges or research-intensive universities with clinical faculty positions.
  • Policy and Administration: This track is designed to prepare you as an executive decision maker, public policy advocate, or administrator.
  • Clinical Research: This track prepares you to participate as a member of a research team to implement evidence-based studies in clinical settings and collect clinical outcomes data.
  • Advanced Clinical Practice: This track resembles the residency model typical of doctoral-level medical professional programs and prepares you to be an expert clinician.

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.