How to Apply to the Physical Therapy Program
The deadline for application to the program beginning May 2024 is October 2, 2023. Any application that is incomplete or received after that date will not be considered. The Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) launch date for the 2023-2024 application cycle is June 15, 2023. See Admissions Requirements for a detailed list of requirements.
- Apply via PTCAS.
- Pay $50 Fee.
- GRE: send your official scores directly to PTCAS using the code 7751.
- Letters of recommendation (two required).
- Observations hours.
A minimum of 24 career exploration hours is required. Observation hours can be from one or more settings.
For international students only
International students must complete the following requirements. Contact the College of Health Professions Graduate Admissions with any questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Course-by-course World Education Services (WES) foreign evaluation
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores
- I-20 requirements
WES course-by-course foreign evaluation
Coursework taken at international institutions must be evaluated by WES, as they are the sole provider of foreign evaluation services for PTCAS. The official WES course-by-course evaluation must be sent to PTCAS directly from WES.
Students from English-speaking countries are exempt, e.g., Canada, England, Australia, etc.
Prospective students who are not citizens of a TOEFL-exempt country must submit a satisfactory test score on the TOEFL or IELTS. Score requirements: 79 or 6.5 on the TOEFL/IELTS for regular admission, 61-78 or 5.5-6.0 for conditional admission. For more information on TOEFL requirements, please reference the Graduate Bulletin.
Visit the TOEFL website for more information.
Applicants who are offered/accepted into the DPT Program, must submit CMU's Office of Graduate Studies an I-20 Affidavit/Statement of Support Form, along with evidence of financial support. For more information, please reference the Graduate Bulletin or contact the Office of Graduate Studies at email@example.com.