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Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Program

UMMC's Office of Student Accounting maintains tuition and fees, including information about SHRP programs such as the entry-level professional doctor of occupational therapy degree program. Students should review the tuition tables on the Student Accounting website for additional information regarding tuition, fees, and related expenses.  

As stated in the UMMC Bulletin, the Medical Center reserves the right to increase or modify tuition and fees without prior notice subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning.


Computer/electronic device

Students are required to have a computer/device. 

To ensure that you have a computer/device that meets minimum standards to function with UMMC platforms, it must at least function at the following levels:

  • Latest version of Windows 10 or newer OR Macintosh: OS X Catalina (10.15) or newer 
  • Must be patched by operating system company regularly;
  • Modern browser such as the latest Chrome or Internet Explorer/Edge; and
  • Must run a modern and updated anti-virus solution.

We do not recommend any thin client devices such as Chromebooks or Google books.

Fieldwork courses

Students are required to complete two 12-week full-time fieldwork and a 14-week capstone experience which are typically not within commuting distance from the Jackson area. At least one and potentially more of these placements may be outside of Mississippi. Therefore, students should be prepared to provide for their own transportation, living, and other incidental expenses during these clinical affiliations.

Program withdrawal/refunds

Please note that the curriculum is designed to be sequential (i.e., all courses for each semester are prerequisites for courses in subsequent semesters). Students are not allowed to withdraw from a single class without withdrawing from the entire program. If a student becomes interested in withdrawing from the program, the UMMC Bulletin provides details regarding the withdrawal policy and related tuition refunds. Additionally, withdrawal dates are highlighted on the academic calendar provided on the School of Health Related Professions webpage.

Financial aid information

Workforce Enhancement Scholarships are available for Doctor of Occupational Therapy students once students are in their 3rd year of the program.