Our Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) program is a clinical doctorate-level program for individuals seeking entry-level professional education. The course of study is offered in three consecutive years of coursework. You may apply in the senior year of your undergraduate education.
Students applying to the program must obtain a bachelor's or master's/graduate degree prior to entrance into the DPT program, though they may apply during their senior year of undergraduate study. In addition to the degree, certain prerequisite coursework must be completed prior to entrance into the program. All coursework must be completed and a bachelor's or master's/graduate degree obtained by June 1.
Enrollment is limited to 28 students selected through a competitive application process by the physical therapy admissions committee, which may be comprised of any combination of the following:
For complete eligibility requirements please see the admissions requirements on our graduate page.
|Criteria||Early Admission||General Admission|
|Application material must be submitted to PTCAS and USD by:||Sept. 15, 2017||Dec. 1, 2017|
|*GRE Test should be taken by:||July 31, 2017||Nov. 1, 2017|
|**USD must receive academic updates from PTCAS by:||N/A||Jan. 2, 2018|
|Scheduled Interview Dates (by invitation only)||Nov. 16, 2017
A maximum of 20 applicants will be interviewed for early admission
|Feb. 8 & 9, 2018|
|Minimum Requirements for Interview Selection||9 of the 12 prerequisites must be completed with no more than two prerequisites to be completed during the Spring semester
Additionally you must meet four of the five thresholds (modified annually):
Cumulative GPA: 3.7 (as calculated by PTCAS)
Prerequisite GPA: 3.7 (as calculated by PTCAS)
Verbal GRE: 50% or higher
Quantitative GRE: 50% or higher
Analytical Writing GRE: 50% or higher
|Must meet both of the following requirements:
Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.2 (as calculated by PTCAS)
Minimum Prerequisite GPA: 3.2 (as calculated by PTCAS)
*The oldest GRE scores considered will be Nov. 1, 2012.
**Updates received after this date will not be considered on applications.