Undergrad-Graduate "4+1" Program

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:
The Department of Occupational Therapy is developing OT doctoral program, which will take the place of the current master's degree program.

•  Applicants who indicate "pre-occupational therapy" as their intended major will pursue the pre-OT track of the Interdisciplinary Health Services bachelor’s degree program. This B.S. program is designed to prepare students to apply to WMU's OTD program.
•  Current WMU students in the 4+1 program will be allowed 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 scheduled to begin in summer II 2020 and will replace the current MSOT program.


Required courses for the 4+1 program fall into two broad categories:

  1. Undergraduate courses required for the B.S. in Interdisciplinary Health Services and courses in the undergrad O.T. concentration (listed here)
  2. 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.


Questions? Speak with an advisor.