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Occupational Therapy Doctorate
Graduate Entry

Graduate with an Occupational Therapy Doctorate in just 3 years!

  • Receive your Occupational Therapy Doctorate in just three years.
  • Learn from faculty with broad educational and clinical experiences in a range of practice arenas.  
  • Multi-million dollar, state-of-the-art health profession labs.
  • Apply knowledge learned in the classroom to fieldwork experiences at one of our 250+ active partner sites in schools, hospitals, nursing homes, community outreach centers, or mental health treatment centers throughout the nation. 

Graduation Rates

Graduation Year

Students Entering/Graduating

Graduation Rate

2022 28/X X%
2023 38/X X%


Board Pass Rates

The total number of College of Saint Mary Master of Occupational Therapy graduates who passed the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) certificate exam in 2019 was 42 out of 42 graduates for an overall pass rate of 100 percent. As of 2014, the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy only posts the overall pass rate of a program regardless of the number of attempts for a student to pass the exam.  Program results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be found online at

Degrees Offered

Occupational Therapy Doctorate

Program Overview

Start Date: August
Program Length: 3 years
Licensure: Upon doctoral graduation, candidates must pass the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy certificate exam and seek state licensure in order to practice.

In order to submit your application please follow this link to OTCAS. Once you have an account you will be able to find College of Saint Mary in Omaha, NE. Follow the instructions and submit your application materials including: personal statement, resume, transcripts, and recommendation letters. Please give about 2 weeks for us to review all of your materials and remember that all communication will be conducted through the email you provide.

Meet the Occupational Therapy Faculty

Career Outlook

The U.S. Department of Labor projects the employment of occupational therapists is projected to grow 17 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. With a median annual salary of $86,280, occupational therapy is a high-demand career. After graduating from our program, you will be prepared with the knowledge and skills to establish a higher quality of living for your patients. Many of our students are offered jobs at the completion of their Level II fieldwork, or upon graduation.​

Source: U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration