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Graduate Physical Therapy

Doctor of Physical Therapy

The Howard University Physical Therapy program offers an accredited program leading to a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. Physical therapists (PTs) are health care professionals who diagnose and treat individuals of all ages, from newborns to the very oldest, which have medical problems or other health-related conditions that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives.

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Admission Requirements

The following requirements must be satisfied for admission:

  • Applicants must have received a baccalaureate degree in any field, from an accredited institution prior to start of classes in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program.
  • GRE is required, score reports should be sent as part of your application package to dptadmissions@howard.edu
  • Possess a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 in all required prerequisite courses. No required courses with a grade below "C" are accepted.
  • Possess a minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA in the required sciences courses.
  • Math and Science courses must have been completed within seven years of application.
  • Complete the PTCAS application and all other admissions requirements by the deadline (December 15th).
  • Complete application for Graduate study online (http://www.ptcas.org/home.aspx), including payment of $75 non-refundable application fee (debit or credit only).
  • Create a video presentation lasting no more than 5 minutes.  Upload the video to YouTube and include the link with application package materials
  • Fully complete other supplemental application items and upload your entire application package to dptadmissions@howard.edu utilizing the following heading in the subject line: HU DPT Applicant Package 2018-(Last Name, First Initial)-(Your PTCAS #)
  • Paper application WILL NOT be accepted  
  • The Admissions Committee may invite candidates who meet the admission requirements for an interview.
  • Candidates will be selected following a competitive evaluation process.

Please refer to the Howard University DPT Admissions FAQ Sheet for more information and specific instructions.  Email questions or concerns to dptadmissions@howard.edu

Admissions Committee
Physical Therapy Department
Howard University Division of Allied Health Sciences
Annex I - Room B16
516 Bryant St., NW,
Washington, DC 20059