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Admissions Pathways

There are several pathways for admission to the professional curriculum.  Regardless of your admission path, all students graduate with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy degree (DPT), may sit for the licensing exam and will be prepared to practice physical therapy.  You can enter the program as a freshman, as a graduate student or as an undergraduate transfer student.  Follow the links below to learn more about these admission pathways.


Freshman Admission

Undergraduate Transfer Admission

Graduate Admission 

NOTE: We anticipate very few if any seats will be available for this application cycle (Fall 2017 matriculation) for second degree (graduate) students.

Athletic Training/Doctor of Physical Therapy Joint Program

Accreditation Status
The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Duquesne University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org.