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Admission Requirements

Applicant Eligibility (subject to discretion of Program Director):

  • An entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy degree or a master’s degree in athletic training, occupational therapy, physical therapy or related field.
  • Recommended to have a license to practice physical therapy, athletic training or respective discipline (e.g. Occupational Therapy; Physician Assistant) in Pennsylvania or be eligible for a license to practice in Pennsylvania
  • Two years of professional experience.

Additional Requirements

  1. Submission of a professional statement that details the applicant’s educational and career goals.
  2. Prospective students must identify a faculty member within the department of Athletic Training or Physical Therapy whom they wish to server as their Faculty Advisor.
  3. Three letters of recommendation detailing your qualifications to enter advanced graduate education, qualifications as a clinician and your abilities/potential for research.
  4. GRE score of 297 or higher for exam taken after August 1, 2011.
  5. GRE score of 1000 or higher for exam taken before August 1, 2011.
  6. Official copies of all undergraduate and graduate college transcripts sent directly from the institution(s) to Duquesne University.
  7. If English is a foreign language for the applicant, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required, and the student must score a minimum of 550 on the paper based test or a 79 on the internet based test which has been taken within one year of application. Scores must be received directly from Educational Testing Service (ETS).