Harris-Stowe State University to Offer a Dual Degree Program in Occupational Therapy

hssuHarris-Stowe State University, the historically Black educational institution in St. Louis, has entered into a partnership with the Washington University School of Medicine to offer students a dual degree program in occupational therapy.

Under the arrangement, students will enroll at Harris-Stowe State University for three years. There, they must maintain a 3.25 grade point average, score at a specified level on the Graduate Record Examination, and complete a minimum of 30 hours of occupational therapy-related activities. Then, the students will enroll at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis for two years to earn a master’s degree in occupational therapy or three years to earn a doctorate in occupational therapy.

warmackDwaun J. Warmack, president of Harris-Stowe State University, stated that the “partnership with Washington University is advantageous for our students because the need for occupational therapists is expected to increase as baby boomers age and advances in occupational science progress.”

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