Graduation and the awarding of a degree from the University are contingent upon the satisfactory completion of both academic and behavioral requirements. All students must demonstrate the emotional maturity, stability and professional attributes desirable for the practice of their profession, must be of good moral character, and must have demonstrated integrity and honesty in their personal behavior.

Doctoral candidates must complete all coursework with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and finish and present their capstone project to be eligible to receive their OTD degree.

Students who have successfully completed the program will be able to participate in Salus’s May commencement ceremonies and receive their OTD diploma.

Students who need extended time to complete the program will continue to pay for a one credit mentoring course and receive individualized faculty support until they complete their project (up until six years). Extensions will be reviewed by the dean of the College of Health Sciences, Education and Rehabilitation (CHER) on an individual basis and must be approved by the vice president of Academic Affairs.