Admission Requirements | Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA

Chatham University

Post-Professional Doctorate of Occupational Therapy Admission Requirements

We recommend that students submit their applications as soon as possible as space in our cohort program is limited.

Application Requirements for OTD and OTD Bridge Programs

  • Free, online application
    • Please list former last or maiden names that may appear on transcripts
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended sent directly from the institutions to Chatham University via email,, or postal mail:
    • Chatham University
      Graduate Admissions
      1 Woodland Road
      Pittsburgh, PA 15232
  • Current resume emailed to
  • Copy of OT license emailed to
  • Essay of 500 words or less emailed to
    • Explain your understanding of evidence based practice versus research, and then describe an area of interest and/or potential problem you plan to focus your evidence based capstone project. Include why you are interested in this area and why it is relevant for occupational therapy practice.

  • To be considered for admission review, please note that either a master’s degree or undergraduate degree in occupational therapy is required as well as a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better on a scale of 4.0. The GRE is not required.