Degree and Program Format

Continue your career while earning your OTD

St. Catherine University's OTD is offered part-time, and takes approximately two-and-a-half to three years to complete.

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All courses are online and most of your coursework will be completed off campus. Find out if the OTD is right for you »

When will you be on campus?

  • Residency Requirement
    A two-day residency at St. Catherine University will introduce you to faculty, fellow students and courses, and provide you with an opportunity to meet your doctoral advisor and learn about the technology you’ll access for your courses. (Alternate orientation provisions will be made for students who cannot attend in person.)
  • On-site presentations
    You will be required to make public presentations of projects for each of your five-credit courses. If you cannot come to campus, you can use technology such as Skype to make your public presentations.
  • Doctoral thesis
    You will present and defend your final doctoral project on campus.
  • Graduation ceremony
    You are invited to participate in graduation ceremonies on campus after completing the program.