Innovating in Health Education for 100+ Years

St. Catherine University has a long history of producing transformative healthcare leaders. The 100-year legacy of social justice, community engagement, and academic excellence that began with our founders is deeply ingrained across the University and embodied by each program in the Henrietta Schmoll School of Health. Our affiliation agreements with more than 1,300 healthcare and community health organizations allow our students to step out of the classroom and into the local community through internships and fieldwork. We’re committed to promoting health in underserved populations and providing an inclusive environment for all students to learn, grow, and thrive.

Master of Health Informatics

The St. Kate’s Master of Health Informatics (MHI) is a cutting-edge online program that teaches students to use digital tools and computing techniques to solve problems in the healthcare industry.

Master of Public Health: Global Health

The Master of Public Health in Global Health (MPH) is a two- to three-year hybrid program that prepares students to address the complex socioeconomic issues that create health disparities around the world.

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Our Doctor of Nursing Practice: Post-Master’s (DNP) is a hybrid program designed to empower the most passionate nursing professionals to influence transformative change in healthcare systems throughout their communities.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the healthcare sector will add 2.4 million new jobs or a 15% increase in employment, whereas the average growth rate for all occupations is just 4%.
The Future of Healthcare

The healthcare industry continues to be the United States’ largest employer, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects it to continue to grow throughout the next decade.

Get the training you need to join this expanding industry at St. Kate’s.

Graduate Programs

Master of Health Informatics
Format: Online
Completion time: 28 months
Credits: 36

Holistic Health Studies — MA or MSW/MW
Format: Online
Completion time: 2.5 years
Credits: 39

Holistic Health Studies Certificate
Format: Online
Completion time: 1 year
Credits: 12

Master of Public Health in Global Health
Format: Hybrid
Completion time: 2 or 3 years, depending on program track
Credits: 44

Doctor of Nursing Practice: Post-Master’s
Format: Online
Completion time: 18 months
Credits: 33–35

Doctor of Nursing Practice: Dual-Degree
Format: Hybrid
Completion time: 3 years
Credits: 66-72

Master of Science in Nursing: Entry-Level
Format: On campus
Completion time: 26 months
Credits: 57

Master of Science in Nursing: Nurse Educator
Format: Online
Completion time: 21 months
Credits: 32

Doctor of Nursing Practice: Nurse Practitioner
Format: Hybrid
Completion time: 3 years
Credits: 73

Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy
Format: On campus
Completion time: 2.5 years
Credits: 72

Doctor of Occupational Therapy
Format: Online
Completion time: 28 months
Credits: 35

Doctor of Physical Therapy
Format: On campus
Completion time: 33 months
Credits: 118

Physician Assistant Studies
Format: On campus
Completion time: 28 months
Credits: 110

Master of Social Work
Format: Hybrid
Completion time: 1–4 years, depending on program track
Credits: 38 (advanced standing) or 56 (regular standing)

Undergraduate Programs

Community Health Worker Certificate
Classes meet: Monday and Wednesday evenings
Completion time: 9 months
Credits: 17

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Classes meet: Daytime, evenings, and weekends
Completion time: 21 months
Credits for major: 50

RN to BSN
Classes meet: Online
Completion time: 10–12 months
Credits for major: 22

Physical Therapist Assistant — BA or BS
Classes meet: Online
Completion time: 24 months
Credits for major: 44

Hybrid Public Health Degree
Classes meet: Evenings and weekends
Completion time: 24 months
Credits for major: 48

Radiation Therapy Degree
Classes meet: Weekdays and online
Completion time: 12 months
Credits for major: 40

Bachelor of Social Work
Classes meet: Evenings and weekends and online
Credits for major: 44
Completion time: 24 months

Frequently Asked Questions

All graduate programs and degrees within the College for Adults are available to all gender identities.

Whether you’d like to pursue a career in nursing or public health, a St. Kate’s degree will provide you with immediate access to hands-on learning through either practicums or internships. You will gain resume-boosting experience while you’re still in your degree program. 

Most entry-level nursing opportunities require only an associate degree; however, a bachelor’s degree will allow you to more easily advance your career and increase your earning potential.

As a St. Kate’s alum, you’ll have access to a variety of networking opportunities. The university has relationships with many partner organizations — ranging from nonprofits and schools to state and county agencies — and you’ll join St. Kate’s tight-knit alumni community, whose members will be happy to connect you with career opportunities.