Application Checklist

The deadline for application to the program beginning May 2022 is October 1, 2021. Any application that is incomplete or received after that date will not be considered. The PTCAS launch date for the 2021-2022 application cycle is June 15, 2021. See Admissions Requirements for a detailed list of requirements.

  • Apply via PTCAS (Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service)
  • DPT Supplemental Application & Fee
  • GRE -- send your official scores directly to PTCAS using the code 7751*
  • Letters of Recommendation (two required)
  • Observations hours**

* If you are unable to take the GRE, we will still consider your application if you explain the circumstances when you submit your application.

**If you were unable to complete 50 observation hours due to the pandemic, submit any hours you did complete and also be prepared to answer a question on the PTCAS application demonstrating your in-depth understanding of the scope and breadth of physical therapy practice.

International Students Only - Foreign Evaluation, TOEFL Scores, and   I-20 Requirements

Foreign Evaluation Requirement
Coursework taken at international institutions must be evaluated by WES (World Education Services), 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.

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

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 accepted into the DPT Program must submit an I-20 Affidavit/Statement of Support Form and evidence of financial support to CMU's College of Graduate Studies. For more information, please reference the Graduate Bulletin or contact the College of Graduate Studies.

If you have questions, please contact our Graduate Admissions Office via email or by phone 989-774-1730.