Graduate Admission Criteria

Please note: We anticipate having approximately 10 seats available for second degree students who will matriculate during the Fall of 2021. 

The curriculum is three (3) years in duration (Profefor students admitted as graduate students.  At the end of your third year, you will graduate with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT).  The Rangos School of Health  Sciences will review your application based on the following guidelines:

  • Undergraduate degree from a four-year, degree-granting institution
  • A GPA of 3.0  or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • GRE score of 303 or higher. GRE scores must be from last 5 years. 
  • Pre-requisites Course work with a GPA of 3.0 or higher with no less than a "C" grade in all prerequisite courses which includes: Two courses with labs in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics;  Three (3) credits in Introduction to Biostatistics/Statistics; Three (3) credits or more in Psychology.  These courses must be taken at a four year, degree granting institution.
  • Documentation of 100 hours of volunteer, paid or shadowing hours with a licensed PT. Volunteering/shadowing must be evenly divided between at least two different areas of physical therapy practice
  • Three professional references (references will not be accepted from a family member, friend, or PTA)

If offered admission, the following will also be required:

  • CPR certification (adult, infant, and child)
  • Verification of all Pre-Clinical Health Requirements
  • Physical Exam
  • Verification of Health Insurance

Admission to the professional program as a graduate student is limited.  Typically, we have between five and fifteen seats available for this pathway to admission. Consequently, for you to compete well for one of these seats you should probably have higher than the minimum criteria mentioned above.  In particular, students who are competitive for these seats will have:

  • GPA at 3.5 or higher
  • GPA  for prerequisite courses of 3.5 or higher
  • GRE at 308 or higher. GRE scores must be from last 5 years.

Although space is limited for this admission pathway, we very much value our graduate students as an integral part of the class and strongly encourage qualified applicants to apply.

To apply for graduate admission, please go to Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service: