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Occupational Therapy (Post-Professional) (OTD-PP)

The post-professional, online Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD-PP) is designed for occupational therapists with a master's degree who are ready to lead and influence change in health, education, and community settings.

OTD-PP Program Highlights

Format: Online classes

Completion time: 24 months

Credits: 35

Cost per credit (2022–2023): $740

Start: Summer

Scholarship Opportunities

A St. Catherine University education is one of the most worthwhile investments you’ll ever make, and we are committed to helping you find ways to make that investment affordable.

New OTD-PP students are considered for up to $5,000 in funding from the following scholarship programs: diversity, alumni, and leadership. 

OTD-PP students employed by a St. Kate’s corporate or community partner may be eligible for a 10% tuition reduction.

Graduate students may also be eligible for loan and grant programs.


Known for Excellence in OT Education

St. Catherine University provides a foundation of excellence in healthcare education that has been cultivated for more than 100 years. The University has earned a distinguished reputation and has fostered enduring relationships with clinical and community partners in local, national, and international settings.

Courses in doctor of occupational therapy online program are designed around online learning and discussion, video chats with professors and other students, and the development of a professional network for mentoring. Two on-campus experiences are required in St. Paul, MN to start and end the program.

Our OTD-PP program helps you develop advanced knowledge and skills to prepare you for the next stage of your career. Courses in program development and evaluation, evidence-based practice, and teaching and education will prepare you for an individualized doctoral project related to your professional goals — you’ll benefit from the collegiality and collaboration you experience with professors and peers in the program.

Schedule an appointment with the OTD-PP program director.

Advanced Careers in Occupational Therapy

St. Kate's occupational therapy online doctoral degree sets the stage for new roles and responsibilities in your current occupational therapy position and rewarding opportunities in other professional arenas. Our OTD-PP graduates have the expertise, confidence, and passion for their work that are essential for career advancement. With our degree you can pursue:

  • faculty positions in occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant programs
  • career advancement in clinical and community settings
  • lane changes and supervisory positions in school settings
  • roles in interdisciplinary or interprofessional teams and programs
  • leadership opportunities in professional associations

Our current students and alumni are frequent presenters at professional conferences, active in occupational therapy and interdisciplinary professional associations, and sought after by employers.

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Alumni Award winners: Hlee Yang, Marna Anderson, and Audrey Betcher
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