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Doctor of Physical Therapy Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission into the Physical Therapy doctoral degree program, candidates must have the following:

  • Evidence of 40 hours of observation in at least two physical therapy clinical departments or practices obtained in the year of application
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • An overall minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants accepted usually have a higher than minimum grade point average.
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for required courses
  • A minimum grade of C in each required course
  • At least 5 of the 8 required courses must be completed by the end of the fall semester in which the application is submitted. Applicants accepted for admission must successfully complete all prerequisite courses by the end of the subsequent spring semester, with final grades documented by the official transcript.
  • An official report of Graduate Record Examination Scores.
  • All application and support documents (including resume, essay, and transcripts) completed and submitted to the Office of Enrollment Management by the admissions deadline.
  • Read application instructions prior to completing the application
  • Prerequisite coursework requirements
  • Click here to access DPT application instructions.  
  • Click here to access DPT observation form for students entering May 2021. 

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