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3-2 Occupational Therapy Dual-Degree

The 3-2 occupational therapy program leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree from Drury University and the Master of Science in occupational therapy (MSOT) degree from Washington University in St. Louis. You will spend your first three years at Drury University and the final two years at Washington University.

How You Will Earn a B.A. Degree from Drury

  1. Complete the Drury liberal arts component
  2. Requirements for a department major at Drury (see courses below)
  3. A year in the occupational therapy program at Washington University

How You Will Earn a M.S. Occupational Therapy from Washington University

  1. Satisfactory completion of all academic requirements
  2. One more year of graduate academic work at Washington University
  3. Complete six months of fieldwork

The 3-3 Dual-Degree Program Option

A 3-3 occupational therapy program is also available to the student who wishes to pursue an occupational therapy doctorate (OTD) degree at Washington University. The OTD degree requires:

  1. Satisfactory completion of an additional year of graduate academic work at Washington University (three years total)
  2. Six months of fieldwork
  3. Four months of apprenticeship

Washington University Admission Requirements

Prior to entering Washington University, the student must have completed at least 90 hours of transferable college credit. The specific course prerequisites for admission to Washington University include a minimum of the following:

  • Upper Level Life Science (3 hours)
  • Physiology (3 hours)
  • Abnormal Psychology (3 hours)
  • Developmental Psychology (3 hours)
  • Additional Social Sciences (3 hours)
  • Statistics: Behavioral, Mathematical, or Educational (3 hours)

Recommended courses at Drury include: 


The student also must meet requirements for a major and graduation at Drury.

Applying to Washington University

Students who plan to have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite courses by the end of their junior year, have earned a grade of B or better in all prerequisite courses, and are recommended by Drury University faculty are invited to apply for admission to the MSOT program at Washington University School of Medicine. Application to Washington University should be submitted by February 1 for entrance the following fall and must include current GRE scores within the previous five years.

Students also must submit a petition to Drury’s Academic Affairs Committee requesting waiver of the senior residency. Tuition payments and financial aid awards are made to the school in which the student is currently enrolled (i.e., the first three years at Drury and the last two years at Washington University).