What will I learn?

This 34 month doctorate of occupational therapy (OTD) program of combined academic and clinical education is intended for the student who already as a baccalaureate degree and wants to become an occupational therapy practitioner. It consists of 98 semester hours of graduate courses. This graduate professional program is offered at two Michigan locations, the main campus in Kalamazoo and the WMU downtown Grand Rapids campus.

The graduate professional program consists of 98 semester hours in the following areas:

Completion of 72 hours of professional academic occupational therapy education
Completion of 12 hours of Level I Fieldwork
Completion of 6 hours of Level II Fieldwork
Completion of 8 hours of a Capstone Project

Which department am I in?

College of Health and Human Services

Study options

Full Time (34 months)

Tuition fees
US$13,244.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected January 2022

Start date

30 June 2022

Venue

WMU-Grand Rapids

200 Ionia Ave SW,

GRAND RAPIDS,

Michigan,

49503, United States

Full Time (34 months)

Tuition fees
US$13,244.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected January 2022

Start date

30 June 2022

Venue

Western Michigan University

1903 W Michigan Avenue,

KALAMAZOO,

Michigan,

49008, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a master’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of 3.0 or better as indicated on an official transcript

For international students

An earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better in the most recent 60 hours of undergraduate and graduate academic course work.

Minimum English proficiency test scores:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): 80 iBT

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic: 6.5

Pearson Test of English, Academic Module (PTE): 54

Michigan English Test (MET): 57

Application deadlines: January 15

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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