Transfer admission for students from other universities that have completed a bachelor's degree.
Students who are completing or who have already earned a bachelor's degree are considered external transfer students and the Doctor of Physical Therapy program would be a 3 year full time program beginning in the fall with graduation occurring in May. External applicants are accepted on a space available basis. Admission is competitive and the following criteria above the minimum standards should be met for your application to be considered favorably:
- a complete application postmarked by the Feb. 1 deadline. Applications containing more than 1 pre-requisite currently in progress are not competitive.
- a 2.4/4.0 GPA in the prerequisite courses is the minimum requirement although a minimum of a 3.0 has been historically necessary to be competitive.
- 12 credits of social sciences and/or humanities must have completed as a liberal arts core.
- verified completion of a minimum of 80 hours of clinical observation under the supervision of one or more licensed physical therapists.
- a verified plan for completion of an undergraduate degree prior to the spring term of the final year of the program.
- official transcripts
- official Graduate Record Examination scores. To be competitive, scores should be ≥
V450/Q600/A4.0 with a total score of ≥ 1100 (before November 2011). New score system as of November 1, 2011: V150/Q150/A 4.0.
- the prerequisites needed for the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree must be completed at accredited 4 year institutions.(Community and 2-year institution courses are not considered to meet the criteria)
- if an applicant is offered admission to the DPT program, a deposit of $250 is required within 10 days to secure and hold the applicant's seat. Notification will be made on or before the end of February.
Click here for application for transfer admission for students from other universities that have completed a bachelor's degree. Contact the Department of Physical Therapy with any questions.