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Occupational Therapy: Dual Degree with WashU

Launch your career more quickly with a dual degree

As a Fontbonne University student, you may elect to pursue a 3/2 program of study in connection with the Occupational Therapy (OT) program at Washington University’s School of Medicine. After you have completed the first three years of coursework for either a psychology or biology degree at Fontbonne (along with specific prerequisites for the OT program) with a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 in required prerequisite courses, you may apply for admission to the Master of Science of Occupational Therapy program at Washington University. Application to the MSOT program at Washington University during your junior year at Fontbonne does not guarantee admission, however, and you are advised that admission is highly competitive.

Students who are admitted to and successfully complete their first year of coursework at Washington University will be awarded a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in psychology or biology from Fontbonne. It is your responsibility to apply for the undergraduate degree from Fontbonne during the fall semester of the first year at Washington University. At the end of the second year of study at Washington University, you will qualify for an MSOT degree from the Washington University School of Medicine.

Program Highlights

  • During your first three years at Fontbonne, you’ll complete the courses required by your chosen major (either biology or psychology), as well as the following prerequisite classes required by the WUOT program. To be considered for the program, you must receive a grade of B- or better in each of these six courses:
    • Developmental Psychology
    • Anatomy and Physiology I
    • Anatomy and Physiology II
    • Introduction to Psychology
    • Abnormal Psychology
    • Biostatistics
  • As an applicant to the WUOT program, you must take the GRE general exam, usually during the summer before your junior year. Then, apply to the WUOT program during the fall of your junior year.
  • Prior to application, you must also complete at least 30 hours of work, observation, or volunteering in a setting similar to what an occupational therapist would encounter.

Career Opportunities

According to the United States Department of Labor, employment of occupational therapists is anticipated to grow significantly faster than the average for other occupations during the next eight years. This suggests that students beginning their studies now will have numerous job opportunities in a variety of settings when they graduate, including:

  • Pediatric hospitals
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Nursing facilities
  • Home health programs
  • Outpatient clinics
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Occupational Therapy: Dual Degree with WashU

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