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BA in Psychology and Master of Occupational Therapy



What will I learn?

As a Fontbonne University student, you may elect to pursue a 3/2 program of study in connection with the Occupational Therapy (OT) program at Washington University’s School of Medicine. After you have completed the first three years of coursework for either a psychology or biology degree at Fontbonne (along with specific prerequisites for the OT program) with a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 in required prerequisite courses, you may apply for admission to the Master of Science of Occupational Therapy program at Washington University. Application to the MSOT program at Washington University during your junior year at Fontbonne does not guarantee admission, however, and you are advised that admission is highly competitive.

Students who are admitted to and successfully complete their first year of coursework at Washington University will be awarded a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in psychology or biology from Fontbonne. It is your responsibility to apply for the undergraduate degree from Fontbonne during the fall semester of the first year at Washington University. At the end of the second year of study at Washington University, you will qualify for an MSOT degree from the Washington University School of Medicine.

Program Highlights

  • During your first three years at Fontbonne, you’ll complete the courses required by your chosen major (either biology or psychology), as well as the following prerequisite classes required by the WUOT program. To be considered for the program, you must receive a grade of B- or better in each of these six courses:
  1. Developmental Psychology
  2. Anatomy and Physiology I
  3. Anatomy and Physiology II
  4. Introduction to Psychology
  5. Abnormal Psychology
  6. Biostatistics
  • As an applicant to the WUOT program, you must take the GRE general exam, usually during the summer before your junior year. Then, apply to the WUOT program during the fall of your junior year.
  • Prior to application, you must also complete at least 30 hours of work, observation, or volunteering in a setting similar to what an occupational therapist would encounter.

Career Opportunities

According to the United States Department of Labor, employment of occupational therapists is anticipated to grow significantly faster than the average for other occupations during the next eight years. This suggests that students beginning their studies now will have numerous job opportunities in a variety of settings when they graduate, including:

  • Pediatric hospitals
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Nursing facilities
  • Home health programs
  • Outpatient clinics

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
US$26,760.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected November 2023

Start date

Expected January, August 2023


College of Arts and Sciences

6800 Wydown Boulevard,



63105, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

All undergraduate programs require a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale from high school (equivalent to a 78% on a 100% scale). Other English Language Requirements: ELS: Completion of Level 112; Inlingua: Completion of ESL 300, 301, 302; Kaplan – Completion of Higher Intermediate level; Completion of English composition one at a US college or university; OR: COMPASS ESL Language Score 260+ (this option is only available for students in St. Louis who have applied to the university. The complimentary institutional test may only be taken one time for admission purposes).

For international students

First-year students those degree seeking students who are graduates of an accredited high school and who have not previously enrolled in a degree program at an accredited college or university with GPA of 2.5 or greater on a 4.0 scale as determined by Fontbonne. Completed the following recommended core, requirements: Four units of English, Three units of mathematics, Three units of social science, Three units of science (one must include a lab), One unit of visual/performing arts, One unit of practical arts, and One unit of physical education. English Language Requirements: TOEFL score 65(iBT), IELTS score 5.5

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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