HES: OT at Washington University

Articulation Agreement: Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis Program in Occupational Therapy & Truman State University

Students must:

  1. Hold an overall 3.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale cumulative GPA in addition to meeting all other requirements for admissions to Washington University School of Medicine Program in Occupational Therapy (the “Program”). Applicants should have 5 of the 6 prerequisites completed with a 3.75 GPA and the majority of prerequisites should be completed at Truman State University. Courses completed at other four‐year universities and two‐year colleges may be acceptable.
  2. Receive a minimum 160 on the verbal section, 155 on the quantitative section, and 4.5 or greater on the analytical writing section in the GRE exam.
  3. Submit three favorable letters of recommendation, one of which must come from the student’s advisor.
  4. Complete a minimum of 30 hours of OT‐related experience or observation. It is strongly recommended, but not required, that a portion of these hours include observation with an occupational therapist.
  5. Notify Dr. Michael Bird by October 1st of your plans to apply under the agreement. The WUOT Admissions Office must receive a completed application from OTCAS and GRE scores submitted by the prospective student by October 15th of the year proceeding the desired year of admission.
  6. The GRE code for the Program in Occupational Therapy Program for Washington University is 0618 and the GRE code for Washington University is 0081. A scanned copy of GRE scores can be emailed to wuotinfo@wusm.wustl.edu or faxed to (314) 286‐1601. Washington University does not require a supplemental application.

Applicants who meet the requirements listed above will be reviewed by Washington University’s Program in Occupational Therapy Admissions Committee. A maximum of three students from Truman University who meet the criteria set forth above will be automatically accepted into the Program. Those students who do not meet the requirements listed above, or have met the requirements, but not chosen among the three allotted slots, will be reviewed under the standard admissions process established by The Program.

For more information, contact:
Michele Berhorst
Student Recruitment/Marketing/Social Media Specialist for Occupational Therapy Program
Washington University
(314) 286‐1606

Dr. Michael Bird
Chair, Department of Health & Exercise Sciences
Truman State University