Skip navigation

D.P.T. Admission Requirements

Our Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) program is very competitive with limited admissions each fall. You can apply between July 1 - October 15 for the next academic year. Be sure to review all the admission requirements to set yourself up for success.

Admission Checklist

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Completed Graduate School application
  • A minimum 3.00 GPA in last the 60 semester hours of undergraduate courses
  • At least 50 hours of observed/volunteer/paid physical therapy work over the last four years
  • GRE scores
  • TOEFL scores, if required
  • Professional goals statement
  • Three letters of reference
  • Completion of all prerequisite coursework with a 3.00 GPA or higher prior to starting the D.P.T. program

Application Procedure

  • Submit your application to the Graduate School including:
    • Your three references:
      1. A physical therapist
      2. An academic or work source
      3. A source of your choice
    • A professional goals statement that addresses the following topics:
      • Why you're pursuing a degree in physical therapy
      • The scope of the physical therapy profession
      • What it means to be a professional
      • How you demonstrate professional behavior in the classroom
      • Your physical therapy experiences
    • Supplemental materials:
      • Your completed Documentation of Hours form signed by a physical therapist 
      • Official transcripts and proof of degree
      • All test scores directly from each testing agency