How To Apply

The Doctor in Physical Therapy program offers rolling admissions from July 1-March 31. Each application is considered as it is received, and decisions are typically made within 4-6 weeks.

All applications received by March 31 will be reviewed. However, the class typically fills earlier, and applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Please make sure all the admission requirements are met before submitting the application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed, and applicants are unable to revise their application after submission.

The application fee is $75 and $95 for international students. We do not participate in PTCAS.

Apply to the DPT Program

Application Open July 1

Select the Physical Therapy DPT program. We are part of the Twin Cities campus and the Medical School. The proposed term of entry is Summer 2020.

As part of the application:

  • Upload unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  • Submit official GRE scores. The University GRE code is 6874. Scores do not need to be sent directly to the program.
  • For international applicants, submit official TOEFL scores.
  • Upload the unofficial College Board report for AP courses if applicable.
  • List all prerequisite course information in the designated section. List labs separately if they were graded independently.
  • List out all observation hour experiences with descriptions. You may also include other Health Care and non-HC experiences.
  • Identify two references. References will receive an email directing them to an online reference form. They will be asked to complete a form and provide a narrative.
  • Upload a document with answers to the narrative questions. Please use this space to tell us any information not included in the rest of the application that you feel is important.

Commitment to Diversity

The Graduate School embraces the University of Minnesota's position that promoting and supporting diversity among the student body is central to the academic mission of the University. We define diversity to encompass many characteristics including economic disadvantaged, special talents, evidence of leadership qualities, race or ethnicity, a strong work record, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

A diverse student body enriches graduate education by providing a multiplicity of views and perspectives that enhance research, teaching, and the development of new knowledge. A diverse mix of students promotes respect for, and opportunities to learn from, others with the broad range of backgrounds and experiences that constitute modern society. Higher education trains the next generation of leaders of academia and society in general, and such opportunities for leadership should be accessible to all members of society.

The Graduate School and its constituent graduate programs, including the Division of Physical Therapy, are therefore committed to providing equal access to educational opportunities through recruitment, admission, and support programs that promote diversity, foster successful academic experiences, and cultivate the leaders of the next generation.