This program is offered at WMU's main campus in Kalamazoo for undergraduate and transfer students. This "4+1" program offers students an accelerated path to a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Health Services with a concentration in occupational therapy and a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy.
Notes regarding pending changes to the 4+1 program:
Changes are being planned for the 4+1 program as the Department of Occupational Therapy is developing its Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) program, which will take the place of its current master's degree program.
• Students currently accepted in the 4+1 program will be able to finish their MS in OT.
• The last deadline to apply to the 4+1 program will be Sept. 1, 2019, for a spring 2020 admission.
• The OTD program is tentatively scheduled to start the first cohort in fall 2020 and will replace the current MSOT program.
Required courses for the 4+1 program fall into two broad categories:
- Undergraduate courses required for the B.S. in Interdisciplinary Health Services and courses in the undergrad O.T. concentration (listed here)
- Graduate courses toward an M.S. in Occupational Therapy (listed here)
Students will generally begin taking some graduate courses during their final undergraduate year, allowing for an accelerated path toward completing the master's degree.
Our advisors are here to help. Contact O.T. advisor Sarah Anderson for more information.