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3 + 3 Occupational Therapy Dual Degree Program with ASU

ASU and Creighton Offer Dual Degrees

Earn your Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) in less time with our 3 + 3 dual degree program. Finish your undergraduate degree at Arizona State University (ASU) while completing your OTD at the Creighton University Health Sciences Campus in Phoenix, earning two degrees in just six years.

Accepted applicants will begin working on their OTD with Creighton in their senior year at ASU. Ultimately, you’ll save a full year compared to a traditional timeline and start practicing sooner.

Your Time at ASU

This program is open to undergraduates at ASU. During your time there, you’ll complete your major requirements and Creighton’s Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) program prerequisites. While at ASU, you’ll work closely with an admissions counselor to ensure you’re on track to apply to Creighton’s OTD program.

Creighton Admission Requirements

Students typically apply to the Creighton OTD program during their junior year at ASU. If accepted, students will begin taking OTD classes their senior year. At the end of the fourth year, students will be awarded a bachelor’s degree.

Formal admission in the OTD program is contingent upon the student’s final grade point average, completion of all prerequisites, completion of successful background check and drug screen requirements, evidence of required immunizations and evidence that the ASU degree will be satisfied prior to beginning the program at Creighton.

Students must provide Creighton with satisfactory documentation of the preceding, prior to a final decision by Creighton. Final acceptance into the OTD program is contingent upon Creighton’s issuance of a written statement confirming acceptance.   

Prior to admission to the Dual Degree OT Program, a student must:  

  • Complete the required curriculum identified by ASU with respect to the student’s specific major at ASU with an overall cumulative average of 3.25 (on a scale of 4.0). Student must have at least a grade of C in all prerequisite courses to the OT program.   
  • Complete all current requirements by Creighton regarding criteria for direct admission into the dual degree OT program.   
  • Be in good standing at ASU.     

Admission Requirements 

To apply, applicants must submit all the following materials through OTCAS, the Occupational Therapy Centralized Application Service: 

  • An official transcript from each institution the applicant has attended and/or is currently attending 
  • Three letters of recommendation 
  • Observation in an OT setting by a licensed occupational therapist

Personal interviews are required in the admissions process. Qualified applicants will be notified via email if they are selected for an interview.  See full requirements

Join a Top-Rated OTD Program

Creighton is a leader in health sciences education, with our OTD program ranking in the top 15 nationally according to U.S. News & World Report. The OTD Phoenix pathway offers a hybrid learning environment, combining on-campus components and online courses with a focus on innovation, collaborative care and addressing the health needs in the Southwest.

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