This 36-credit doctoral program will prepare practicing occupational therapists to become advanced practitioners who are evidence-based leaders. Graduates will have the skills needed to promote, develop, and manage clinical research, educate clients, families, and communities, or become a manager or entrepreneur. Advanced practice courses will be offered in pediatrics, neuroscience/neuro rehab, and community practice, among others. Students will be required to attend one two to three day weekend on campus each semester, with the rest of the coursework completed online. Students will take two courses per semester, year round, and can complete the degree in two years.
Admissions Documents Requirements
Official College Transcript(s), Written Essay/Goal Statement, OT License, Letter of Application
Admissions GPA Requirements
3.0 from all college transcripts
Additional Admissions Requirements
Currently practicing and licensed occupational therapist, Master’s degree or at least 30 credits of graduate coursework,
Learn more about this program in the program catalog.
Brenau University participates in NC-SARA.
Day Program at Gainesville
Our Day OT program track is a seven-semester weekday program. Students attend classes and fieldwork 4-5 days each weekday (and occasional evenings) on-ground, supplemented by online work. There are two full-time fieldwork semesters towards the end of the program. Students enter in the fall semester (August) and the deadlines for admission to this program track are in the preceding September and October. Students are advised that there is very limited time for outside employment, primarily on weekends.
Hybrid Weekend Program at North Atlanta/Norcross
Our Hybrid Weekend OT program is a nine-semester program track. Students attend on-ground classes on Friday afternoons and evenings and all day Saturdays for 8-9 weekends per semester. Students have a significant amount of online coursework every week. Six to eight hours of fieldwork during the weekday is required in some semesters, in addition to two full-time fieldwork semesters at the end. Students enter in the spring semester (January) and the deadlines for admission to this program track are in the preceding March and May. Students are advised that the program typically requires 30-40 hours of time every week, but allows for weekday flexibility for employment or family obligations.
Hybrid Day Program at North Atlanta/Norcross
Our Hybrid Day OT program track is a seven-semester hybrid weekday program. Students attend class and fieldwork 3 days/evenings a week on-ground (Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday) and spend significant time in coursework online between class meeting times. The last two semesters are full-time fieldwork. Students enter in the summer semester (May) and the deadlines for admission to this program track are in the preceding September and October. Students are advised that there is a very limited time for outside employment, but more flexibility regarding weekday work hours.