Ph.D in Higher Education Leadership for Changing Populations - Occupational Therapy

Program Description

As the world changes with dramatic demographic shifts, the field of occupational therapy is becoming more complex.

Strengthen your professional skills and learn to diversify your practice to make a lasting impact for future generations with the online Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership for Changing Populations from Notre Dame of Maryland University. Created for individuals who have earned a master's in occupational therapy, the online Ph.D. program with an Occupational Therapy focused track utilizes a curriculum firmly focused on leadership for changing populations and delivers the expert knowledge needed to become a leader for change in the occupational therapy field. This program also delivers the expertise needed to become an occupational therapy administrator or educator, plus the advanced skills to transform your career into a position of leadership with diverse professional capabilities.

*Students may transfer 9 credits to the program from previous coursework in occupational therapy from a master’s or doctoral program.

  • 100% online coursework with no residency requirement
  • Affordable tuition and values-based curriculum
  • Rolling admission and multiple start dates
  • One weekend on campus for comprehensive exams

Potential Careers

  • University administrator
  • Dean
  • Education researcher
  • College professor


Admissions Requirements

  • Completed Ph.D. application
  • Official transcript(s) – Please provide all official transcripts from undergraduate, graduate and/or community college coursework. Students with degrees from universities outside of the United States should submit an official translated transcript. For information about a World Education Services (WES) course by course evaluation, please visit
  • Two letters of recommendation (see recommendation forms)
  • Personal statement
  • GRE or Miller Analogy Test scores (if needed – please consult with your enrollment manager)

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Tuition And Financial Aid

  • Tuition: $625 per credit
  • Registration/Technology Fee (nonrefundable): $195 per term

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