Doctor of Occupational Therapy

Help individuals win back their independence

Occupational therapists are vital in a patient’s journey to regain the skills they need to live their lives. The Doctor of Occupational Therapy program consists of both academic coursework and fieldwork experiences that will equip you with the skills to make a difference in the occupational therapy profession.

As a student of the Doctor of Occupational Therapy program, you will study the concepts, theory, and practice of occupational therapy with well-known professors and practitioners in healthcare communities worldwide.

60years of experience educating occupational therapists

1:10faculty to student ratio

2027all occupational therapy master's programs will transition to a doctoral degree.

Cost and finances


Indiana Resident

Non Resident

Tuition Total

Estimated tuition for the combined fall, spring, and summer I & II sessions


$533.57/credit hour

102 credit hours


$966.60/credit hour

102 credit hours

Breakdown per semester

Semester 1- 8 credit hours



Semester 2- 17 credit hours



Semester 3- 15 credit hours



Semester 4- 8 credit hours



Semester 5- 15 credit hours



Semester 6- 10 credit hours



Semester 7- 9 credit hours



Semester 8- 13 credit hours



Semester 9- 7 credit hours




IUPUI has not released fee information for the 2018-2019 academic year.  This information will be updated when 2018-2019 fees are announced.


The occupational therapy doctoral degree program has applied for accreditation and has been granted Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449.

ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is

The program must have a pre-accreditation review, complete an on-site evaluation, and be granted Accreditation Status before its graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).

After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, all states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination.

Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.