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?

    The regular deadline is December 15, but 3-2 students are allowed an additional month as they are likely completing pre-requisite courses in their fall semester of junior year. The 3-2 deadline is January 15.

  • 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.

Ranked as the Number Three OT Program in the Nation

Close Get Started Panel

Get Started

We welcome inquiries from prospective students, potential collaborators, community partners, alumni and others who want to connect with us. Please complete the form below to begin the conversation.

Close Schedule a Visit Panel

Schedule a Virtual Visit

Current, future and accepted applicants are encouraged to virtual visit. We also welcome people who are exploring career options and considering occupational therapy. Dr. Kathy Kniepmann, one of our faculty members, opens our virtual visit sessions with an informal presentation and discussion,  followed by a chat with a current student.

Upcoming VIRTUAL visit sessions*:

*At least two to three visit sessions are scheduled every month. All times are Central Standard Time (CST). Click here for more info.

Schedule a Visit Directions


Call Dr. Kniepmann at (314) 286-1610
or Robin Hattori at (314) 286-1653