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Physical Therapy Doctorate (DPT)

Admission Criteria

Summer deadline: September 30

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet-based8017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5505252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666

Prerequisites for the Doctoral Degree

Note: The DPT program accepts students to begin the professional program only for summer terms, which begin in June.

Admission to the DPT program is available through regular admission (applicants will have a bachelor’s degree prior to beginning the professional program) or through an early admission option that allows students to enter the professional program with 90 credit hours.

All applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA in the core required courses and as a cumulative GPA in the last 60 credit hours.

On-campus interviews are required for admission to the professional program.

Students who enter without a bachelor’s degree must have satisfied the MU general education and graduation requirements and taken two Writing Intensive courses at MU.  These applicants must possess a 3.5 GPA.

All students are strongly encouraged to contact the School of Health Professions Student Affairs Office for advisement and planning well in advance of application.

Admission to the program is selective.

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Physical Therapy Program

  • Departmental application (built into the Graduate Studies online application)
  • 2 letters of recommendation as specified by the application guidelines
  • Curriculum Vitae (resume) as specified by the application guidelines
  • Un-official transcripts (year of application, Summer grades must be recorded on transcript)
  • GRE score report
  • Departmental application fee