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BS-MSOT: Drexel-Salus Occupational Therapy Option


Drexel’s undergraduate Health Sciences Department and Salus University’s Occupational Therapy Department have partnered to offer a BS/MSOT sequential degree program to high achieving students enrolled in the Health Sciences program.

In the BS/MSOT Option, students first complete a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Health Sciences at Drexel University, then enroll into the 2-year Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) program at Salus University. Drexel Health Sciences students on the traditional 4-year BS degree track or the Accelerated 3-year BS degree track are able to pursue the Salus Occupational Therapy Option. Upon completion of Salus’s MSOT program, students will sit for the national certification exam to become a Registered Occupational Therapist (OTR).


Beginning Fall 2016, the Salus Occupational Therapy Department will reserve four (4) seats in the MSOT program for eligible Drexel Health Sciences students. If more than 4 eligible students apply, Salus will enroll the top 4 candidates and consider other applicants with the total MSOT applicant pool.

To be considered for the BS/MSOT Program, Drexel Health Sciences students must meet the following criteria:

  • Complete all undergraduate degree requirements in Health Sciences at Drexel University before enrolling into the Salus MSOT program.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.25 on a 4.00 scale. Students that do not meet this criterion should consult with the Drexel Health Sciences Department Chair before applying to the Salus MSOT program.
  • Complete all admission requirements and prerequisites found on the Salus Department of Occupational Therapy website

For Entering Freshmen
To review admission prerequisites please visit the Admission Prerequisites page. 
To apply, review application deadlines, visit campus, and learn about financial aid please visit the Undergraduate Admissions site.

For Transfer Students
To review transfer instructions please visit the Transfer Student Instruction page.

For International Students
To review transfer instructions please visit the International Instructions page.


The College of Nursing and Health Professions has a compliance process that may be required for every student. Some of these steps may take significant time to complete. Please plan accordingly.

Visit the Compliance pages for more information.


MSA: The Health Sciences Program is fully accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

The Salus University Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) –

Program Level Outcomes

At Drexel University we believe that a well-formulated set of Program Level Outcomes [PLO] that support and are consistent with the institutional mission and goals are the building blocks of an effective assessment program.

Click here to view the College of Nursing and Health Professions Department of Health Sciences Program Level Outcomes.

To review Salus University’s Occupational Therapy program level outcomes please click here.