Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson College of Health Professions
Department of Occupational Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost?

Tuition is assessed per credit at the graduate level. Please visit the Registrar’s tuition page to view the current fees. Use the drop-down menu to choose Jefferson College of Health Professions and Occupational Therapy Doctoral Program to view current per credit tuition rate. University technology and library fees are assessed each semester. Advanced Education Grants may also be available.

Thomas Jefferson University alumni receive a 25% tuition discount. Employers may have funds budgeted to pay for tuition, either as tuition reimbursement programs or continuing education funds. More information about how to pay tuition and a monthly payment program.

Will the certificate credits transfer to a degree program?

Yes. A complete certificate is 12 credits, all of which will transfer into our OTD program. Courses are taught at the graduate level and may be transferred to another institution.

Where are classes held?

Classes are 100% online and there are synchronous classes (approximately 3-4 per course) and asynchronous activities.

How much time should I expect to devote to the program?

The Program is designed for part-time study so that practicing therapists can complete the certificate while maintaining employment and personal obligations. Students can expect to spend three hours a week in an online class and additional time reading and completing assignments.

Are certificate courses applicable for continuing education credit?

Professional Development Units (PDU) for these courses are available through your professional organization.

What kind of learning experiences will be used?

The curriculum allows for a dynamic interactive learning environment using the latest technology for distance learning, which allows access to a variety of experts on specific topic areas.

What resources can I access online?

Our resources, including library collections, services and technology, are easy to navigate online. The instructor will guide you through this process.