To be considered for admission into CMU's DPT Program, students must have completed or be in the final stages of completing a bachelor's degree, the prerequisite course requirements, a minimum of 50 career exploration hours, and the GRE (Graduate Record Exam).

Applicants must have earned a minimum 3.0 grade point average in prerequisite and overall undergraduate academic coursework, with no grade below a 2.0 in each prerequisite course.

Admission into the DPT Program is highly competitive. In 2015, CMU received 338 verified and completed applications, and 61 applicants accepted admission.

The following information highlights the average of academic and practical qualifications for enrolled students of the graduating Class of 2018. This information will allow you to assess your chances of admission and help in your planning process. It is important to note, however, that applicants are evaluated based on their own credentials and merit.

Average academic and practical qualifications for the 2018 graduating class:

Cumulative GPA:  3.67
Prerequisite GPA:  3.59
GRE (Graduate Record Exam) - Percentile:  Verbal - 48
  Quantitative - 49
  Analytical Writing - 57 
Recalculation Policy
Students will be allowed the opportunity to recalculate their cumulative GPA under the following circumstances:
  1. The career path and curriculum that they were pursuing had significantly changed so that they were now following a completely new area of academic study.
  2. The previous academic coursework and their current coursework are separated by a significant enough period of time to demonstrate a change in career direction.
  3. That they do not wish to use courses from their earlier academic career as prerequisites for the DPT Program.
  4. That all of their prerequisites were taken within the last six years.
If you meet these criteria, you can recalculate your cumulative GPA based on the last 75 credit hours that you have taken. These must include all prerequisite courses. The Admissions Committee will evaluate your records to confirm whether you meet the listed criteria and are eligible for a recalculation.

Should you have any questions regarding our recalculation policy, please contact our CHP Graduate Admissions Office at 989-774-1730.