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Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to many common questions about the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree program can be found on the following webpages:

Answers to a select number of other frequently asked questions are below:

When does the admission process open? The application cycle's specific dates change each year. Applications must be submitted through the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) at

How many students are admitted each year?
40 students are admitted each year. Since the program offers an early assurance option to incoming freshman, the number of available seats to applicants through PTCAS varies each year.

Do you maintain an admission wait list?
Yes. Applicants would be notified if they are put on the wait list, and then would be notified again by the admissions committee regarding final decision. Wait-list decisions may be made/communicated up until the time when classes begin in mid-July.

Do you allow part-time status?
No, the DPT program is a full-time, three-year program that includes summer semesters.

What is the internship component of the curriculum like? Do I have to find my own internship or will one be assigned to me?
See the Curriculum section for more information about the DPT clinical internship. We have two full-time Directors of Clinical Education who place students in their internships.

Can I work while enrolled in the program?
It can be challenging to work during the intensive, full-time, three-year program, but there are students who successfully hold part-time outside employment.


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