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Doctor of Physical Therapy Estimated Costs, Tuition and Fees

UMMC's Student Financial Aid maintains estimated costs of attendance and tuition, including information about SHRP programs such as the entry-level professional doctor of physical therapy degree program.

As stated in the UMMC Bulletin, the Medical Center reserves the right to increase or modify tuition and fees without prior notice subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning.

Estimated additional expenses

In addition to tuition and health insurance, students should be aware of the following additional expenses:

First year

  • Educational supplies
    • Textbooks - $2,000
    • Laptop computer with Microsoft Office software - $1,200
    • Computer supplies/copies - $150
    • Anatomy electronic dissector - $35
  • Instruments
    • Lab supplies for PT630 - $95
    • Lab supplies for Anatomy - $70
  • Lab apparel/uniforms
    • Scrubs, lab coat/patch, shoes, etc. - $275
  • Other
    • MPTA membership (state) - $10
    • APTA membership (national) - $80

Total estimated first-year costs - $3,915

Second year

  • Educational supplies
    • Textbooks - $1,600
    • Computer supplies/copies -$150
  • Lab apparel/uniforms
    • Scrubs - $240
    • Lab coat with patch for white coat ceremony - $50
  • Other
    • MPTA membership - $10
    • APTA membership - $80
    • Health requirements for clinicals - $300
    • Clinical experience travel expenses (one 8-week clinical assignment) - Varied cost

Total estimated second-year costs - $2,430

Third year

  • Educational supplies 
    • Textbooks - $200
    • Computer supplies/copies - $150
  • Lab apparel/uniforms
    • Scrubs - $240
  • Board exam/certification
    • NPTE national certification examination fee - $485
    • Mississippi Board of PT state processing fee for NPTE - $50
  • State/local licensure fees
    • State licensure application fee (Mississippi) - $125
    • State licensure license fee (Mississippi) - $150
  • Other
    • MPTA membership (state) - $10
    • APTA membership (national) - $80
    • Board exam prep course - $300
    • Background check - $50
    • Clinical experience travel expenses (three 8-week clinical assignments) - Varied cost

Total estimated third-year costs - $1,840

Computer/electronic devices

Students are not required to have a computer/device to enter the academic program. However, access to course content will be available electronically, and most students choose to bring devices to class. Computer labs are available to all students in the School of Health Related Professions. If students choose to bring a computer to class, the following requirements should be met in order to ensure that the computer/device meets minimum standards to function with UMMC platforms:

Windows 7 or Windows 10; Mac OS 10 or better;

  • Must be patched by operating system company regularly;
  • Modern browser such as the latest Chrome or Internet Explorer/Edge; and
  • Must run a modern and updated anti-virus solution.

 We do not recommend any thin client devices such as Chromebooks or Google books.

Travel to off-campus clinical rotations

Students are required to travel to off-campus clinical education experiences. Therefore, students should be prepared to provide their own transportation, housing accommodations, and other living expenses during these clinical affiliations. Please note that all students must go out of state for at least one eight-week clinical education experience, and out of the Jackson metropolitan area for another. Students should begin planning accordingly early in academic program.

Withdrawal/tuition refunds

Please note that the Doctor of Physical Therapy program is designed to be sequential. All entering cohorts will move through the lock-step curriculum together. Students are not allowed to withdraw from a single class without withdrawing from the entire program. When a student becomes interested in withdrawing from the program, the UMMC Bulletin provides details regarding the institution's withdrawal policy and related tuition refunds. Additionally, withdrawal dates are highlighted on the academic calendar provided on the School of Health Related Professions webpage.