FAQ for the 3-2 Program

  • What is the 3-2 program?

    The 3-2 program allows undergraduate students to complete three years of their coursework at one of our partner schools, and then come to the School of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis for the graduate portion of their education, reducing the time (and expense) of school by one full year. Applications to the Program in Occupational Therapy are typically submitted during the student’s junior year of their undergraduate career. Students who are admitted through the 3-2 program will enroll the following fall semester, foregoing senior year at their undergraduate institution. At the end of the student’s second year of successful study, they will be awarded a master’s degree in occupational therapy.

  • What schools partner with the Program in Occupational Therapy for the 3-2 program?

    Click here for a list of our partner schools.

  • What is expected of me?

    Admission requirements to the Program in Occupational therapy can be found here.

  • What should I major in?

    Speak to your academic advisor at your undergraduate university to find the right fit for you. Our students come from diverse undergraduate backgrounds – psychology, graphic design, engineering, health science, biology, neuroscience, and education name just a few!

  • How do I enroll in the 3-2 program?

    Click here for a list of our partner schools and their 3-2 program advisors.

  • What is the deadline for the 3-2 program?

    December 1 for early decision (applicants must have at least 4 prereqs completed when they submit OTCAS application) and January 30 for regular decision (must have at least 4 prereqs completed).

  • My question isn’t listed.

    Contact the 3-2 advisor at the school you attend/are applying to. Click here for a list of all partner schools.

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