Graduate College | Henrietta Schmoll School of Health
The post-professional, online Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD-PP) offered through St. Kate's St. Paul campus is designed for occupational therapists with a master's degree who are ready to lead and influence change in health, education, and community settings.
Format: Online classes
Completion time: 28 months
Cost per credit (2020–2021): $1,120
Many graduate students are eligible for financial aid, usually in the form of student loans, employer tuition benefits, or scholarships.
Schedule an appointment with the OTD-PP program director.
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 this 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.
*Students starting in Summer 2020 are not required to be on campus to begin 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.
St. Kate's online doctoral program 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.