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?
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.
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.
Current, future and accepted applicants are encouraged to visit. We also welcome people who are exploring career options and considering occupational therapy. Dr. Kathy Kniepmann, one of our faculty members, opens our visit sessions with an informal presentation and discussion, followed by a tour that’s led by one of our current occupational therapy students.
Upcoming visit sessions*:
Friday, December 7 -
10:00 a.m. CST
Tuesday, December 11 -
1:00 p.m. CST
Friday, December 14 -
10:30 a.m. CST
*At least two to three visit sessions are scheduled every month. All times are Central Standard Time (CST). Click here for more info.