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The Program in Occupational Therapy at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is ranked as the number one occupational therapy program in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Located in the heart of the Midwest, the program offers the finest in occupational therapy education and patient care, all built on a strong foundation of innovative research.


Degree Programs:

Washington University offers MSOT, OTD and PhD degrees. Students benefit from state-of-the-art teaching facilities, interdisciplinary educational opportunities, multiple fieldwork sites and low faculty-to-student ratio.


Through world-class research, the program’s faculty are developing new and better methods to understand and address disabilities. By moving our field forward, we work toward our ultimate goal of empowering people worldwide to live fulfilling, productive lives.

Research areas include rehabilitation neuroscience, low vision, human performance, occupational therapy NICU and other areas of the field.

Patient Care

The Program in Occupational Therapy includes a clinical arm, known as Community Practice, to treat and provide occupational therapy services to adult and pediatric clients. We help clients whose medical condition is limiting their function in performing activities that are central to maintaining health or returning to family, work, and/or community life.

Our Community Practice team is comprised of highly-experienced occupational therapists who have specialty certifications within their respective fields. Our clinicians provide services to a diverse population, ranging from early childhood to aging adults, and see clients in the setting that best meets their needs. Whether it's at home, school, work, or in the clinic, our clinicians are equipped to provide comprehensive therapy services when and where they're needed most. Learn more about our services

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