Eligibility Requirements

In addition to meeting the requirements of the Graduate School, students seeking admission to the entry-level DPT program must also meet the Department of Physical Therapy eligibility requirements. In order to be considered for an interview (#7), applicants must have completed, submitted, or met the requirements in items 2-5 below by the application deadline in order for the application to be eligible for consideration.

Applicants may be enrolled in prerequisite courses (see #6) or in process of completion of the bachelor's degree (see #1) at the time of application; however, the applicant must be able to successfully complete all prerequisite courses and/or earn the bachelor's degree by the end of the fall semester prior to the spring semester for which the applicant is applying.  Note :  Applicants who have completed all of the pre-requisite courses or who have no more than one pre-requisite course still outstanding at the time of application will be given priority by the PT Admissions Committee when scheduling interviews.

  1. Attainment of a bachelor's degree* from a regionally accredited institution (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools or equivalent);

  2. Have an overall GPA of 2.7 (on a 4.0 scale) in all undergraduate coursework;

  3. Have a prerequisite course GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale);

  4. Submission of official GRE scores (general section);

  5. Three recommendations (recommendations must be submitted on the forms provided in the School of Graduate Studies application materials) - at least one must be from a licensed physical therapist.

  6. Completion of the prerequisite courses with no grade in any prerequisite course below a "C" (2.0 on a 4.0 scale);

  7. A positive evaluation following an interview with the Physical Therapy Admissions Committee.

*While we require completion of bachelor's degree, we do not recommend or require a particular undergraduate program of study. Undergraduate students see I information for undergraduates.