Admission Requirements

Applying:

  • Cohorts begin in the summer II session. Application deadline for summer II is October 1.

Apply at ptcas.org

  • All applications must be in a complete or verified status no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on October 1. 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 three to four weeks prior to the October 1 deadline. Any application missing documents or transcripts as of October 2 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.
    *Note: For the 2019-2020 admission cycle, we admitted an average GPA of 3.73, with a range of 3.21-4.0
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE General Test; taken within five years prior to the application deadline) – Submit official scores to PTCAS using code: 4512.
    *Note: For the 2019-2020 admission cycle, we admitted the following average GRE scores: Verbal-151 (range 140-162); Quantitative-150 (range 137-161); Analytical Writing-4 (range 3-5)
  • All prerequisites must be passed with a C (2.0) or better, with an overall average of a B (3.0) or better.
    *Note: For the 2019-2020 admission cycle, we admitted an average prerequisite GPA of 3.70, with a range of 3.17-4.0

    Prerequisites 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.)
  • Please 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.
    - Any completed prerequisites must be completed within 10 years prior to the application deadline.
    - Advanced Placement (AP) credit and International Baccalaureate (IB) credit will not be accepted in place of prerequisites.
  • 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 (i.e. PTCAS essay).
  • 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.

 

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