Admission Requirements

Applying:

  • Cohorts begin in the summer II session. Application deadline for summer II is October 15.

Apply at ptcas.org

  • All applications must be in a complete or verified status no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on October 15. This includes official transcripts, all letters of recommendation, GRE scores and supplemental fees. Please plan ahead to ensure that all official documents arrive to PTCAS prior to the October 15 deadline. Any application missing documents or transcripts as of October 16 will be considered late and will not be reviewed.

Minimum application requirements and prerequisites:

  • You must earn a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution by June 1, prior to the summer II start date of the DPT program.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA from the most recent 60 credits of coursework.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE General Test; taken within five years prior to the application deadline) – Submit official scores to PTCAS using code: 4512.
  • All prerequisites must be passed with a C or better, with an overall average of a B or better. These include:
    • General Biology course with lab (must include the human element)
    • Human Anatomy *
    • Human Physiology *
    • General Chemistry I & lab
    • General Chemistry II & lab
    • General Physics I & lab
    • General Physics II & lab
    • Statistics
    • At least two courses in behavioral sciences (psychology, sociology, anthropology, etc.)

* Both Human Anatomy and Human Physiology must be completed within five years prior to the application deadline.
** Advanced Placement (AP) credit will not be accepted

Note: Prerequisites may be in progress at the time of application, and must be completed no later than June 1 prior to the Summer II start of the DPT program.

  • Three letters of recommendation:
    • One academic (professor/instructor)
    • One professional (ideally, a clinician where you worked/volunteered/shadowed)
    • One additional letter from either an academic or professional reference
  • Professional statement.
  • An interview will be included in the DPT application process. It is essential that applicants can demonstrate their knowledge of the profession during this interview. Therefore, while not required to apply to the program, it is strongly encouraged that applicants seek out job shadowing, or other related experiences, within the PT field prior to applying.

*Transfer of Credits Policy: Because of the individualized and intense nature of most DPT programs, it is not anticipated that many students would have credits to transfer into program, except under very unusual circumstances. In the event that this should be the case, students should refer to the University Handbook for institutional policy on the transfer of credits, and consult with the DPT Manager of Recruitment and Outreach. All potential program transfer credits for the DPT program must be submitted for approval prior to enrollment in the DPT program. Students must provide transcripts and a course syllabus or catalog with a course description so a determination can be made regarding the specific transfer credit request. All requests for credit transfers will be evaluated by the DPT Manager of Recruitment and Outreach and DPT Program Director on a case-by-case basis.

 

See CAPTE Pre-Accreditation information.