DPT Admissions Requirements by School


Before applying to DPT programs, it is good to understand what the minimum admissions requirements are so that you can select programs that are a good fit for you. Some admissions requirements, such as interviews and letters of recommendation, may not be things that you need to worry about until it is time to start applying (you should be thinking about who might write your letters of recommendation). However, other requirements, such as GPA minimums, GRE test scores, and PT observation hours require earlier preparation so that you can meet your goals.

To help you prepare for applying to programs, we have compiled a list of school data on GPA and observation hour requirements as reported by the Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (PTCAS). Additionally, you can check out our GRE requirement page.

Note that once you check overall minimum scores, you should always check PTCAS for any additional requirements- some schools may have additional minimums for GPAs in certain subject areas. Also, just because observation hours are not required does not mean they aren’t recommended- if it is recommended that you complete observation hours, you should look to PTCAS to see if there is a recommended number of hours. You may also want to check schools that do have minimum requirements, because the number of recommended hours may be higher than the minimum. Last Updated 8/27/2019.

School State GPA Requirement Observation REQUIRED Hours
AdventHealth University FL 3.0 Recommended 0
Alabama State University AL 3.0 Required 80
Alvernia University PA 3.3 Required 100
American International College MA 3.2 Required 20
Andrews University MI 3.4 Required 80
Angelo State University TX 3.0 Required 50
Arcadia University PA 3.0 Required Unknown
Arkansas State University AR 3.0 Considered 0
Army-Baylor University TX Required 100
AT Still University AZ 2.8 Required 30
Augusta University GA 3.0 Required 100
Azusa Pacific University CA 3.0 Required 100
Baylor University TX 3.0 Recommended 0
Bellarmine University KY 2.8 Required 25
Belmont University TN 3.2 Required 50
Boston University MA 3.0 Required 30
Bradley University IL 3.0 Required 40
Brenau University GA 3.0 Required 40
Briar Cliff University IA 3.0 Required 60
Campbell University NC 3.0 Required 50
Carroll University WI 3.0 Required 45
Central Michigan University MI 3.0 Required 50
Chapman University CA 3.0 Required 40
Chatham University PA 3.0 Required Unknown
Clarke University IA 3.0 Required 30
Clarkson University NY 3.2 Required 50
Cleveland State University OH 3.2 Not Considered 0
College of St. Scholastica MN 3.0 Required Unknown
College of Staten Island NY Unknown Unknown Unknown
Columbia University NY 3.0 Required 100
Concordia University St. Paul MN 3.0 Required 100
Concordia University Wisconsin WI 3.0 Required 40
Creighton University NE Required 60
CSU Fresno CA 3.0 Required 100
CSU Long Beach CA 3.0 Required 100
CSU Northridge CA 2.8 Required 200
CSU Sacramento CA 3.0 Required 100
D’Youville College NY 3.0 Required 60
Daemen College NY 2.8 Required 120
Des Moines University IA Required 50
DeSales University PA 3.0 Required 40
Dominican College of Blauvelt NY 3.0 Required 60
Drexel University PA 3.0 Required 50
Duke University NC Required 100
Duquesne University PA 3.0 Required 100
East Carolina University NC 3.0 Required 100
East Tennessee State University TN 2.7 Recommended 0
Eastern Washington University WA 3.0 Required 75
Elon University NC 3.2 Required 100
Emory & Henry College VA 2.8 Required 40
Emory University GA 3.0 Required 100
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University FL 3.0 Required 20
Florida Gulf Coast University FL 3.2 Required 10
Florida International University FL 3.0 Required 60
Florida Southern College FL 3.0 Required 25
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University LA 3.0 Required 60
Franklin Pierce University Arizona AZ 3.0 Required 40
Franklin Pierce University New Hampshire NH 3.0 Required 40
Gannon University Erie PA 3.0 Recommended 0
Gannon University Ruskin FL 3.0 Required 100
George Fox University OR 3.2 Required 200
George Washington University DC 3.0 Recommended 0
Georgia Southern University GA 3.0 Required 75
Georgia State University GA 3.0 Required 80
Governors State University IL Not Considered 0
Grand Valley State University MI 3.2 Required 50
Hampton University VA 3.0 Required 40
Hardin-Simmons University TX Required 100
Harding University AR 3.0 Required 100
High Point University NC Required 100
Howard University DC 3.0 Required 100
Hunter College NY Unknown Unknown Unknown
Husson University ME 3.0 Required 20
Idaho State University ID 3.0 Required 80
Indiana State University IN 3.0 Required 60
Indiana University IN 3.2 Required 40
Ithaca College NY Unknown Unknown Unknown
Kean University NJ 3.0 Required Unknown
Langston University OK Unknown Unknown Unknown
Lebanon Valley College PA Unknown Unknown Unknown
Loma Linda University CA Unknown Unknown Unknown
Long Island University Brooklyn NY 3.0 Required 36
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans LA 3.0 Required 60
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport LA 3.2 Required 60
Marist College NY 3.0 Required 80
Marquette University WI 3.2 Recommended 0
Marshall University WV 3.0 Required 60
Mary Baldwin University VA 3.0 Required 40
Marymount University VA 3.0 Required 40
Maryville University of St. Louis MO Required 20
Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences MN 3.0 Required 40
MCPHS University MA 3.0 Required 10
Medical University of South Carolina SC 3.0 Required 40
Mercer University GA 3.0 Required 40
Mercy College NY 3.0 Required 40
Messiah College PA 3.0 Required 50
Methodist University NC 3.0 Recommended 0
MGH Institute of Health Professions MA 3.0 Required 10
Midwestern University Downers Grove IL 3.0 Recommended 0
Midwestern University Glendale AZ 3.0 Required 60
Misericordia University PA 3.2 Required 50
Missouri State University MO 3.0 Required 50
Mount Saint Mary’s University CA 3.0 Required 80
Mount St. Joseph University OH 3.0 Required 80
Nazareth College of Rochester NY 3.0 Required 40
New York Institute of Technology NY 3.0 Required 100
New York Medical College NY 3.0 Required 50
New York University NY 3.0 Required 24
Northeastern University MA 3.0 Required 40
Northern Arizona University AZ 3.0 Recommended 0
Northern Illinois University IL 3.0 Required 50
Northwestern University IL 3.0 Required 100
Nova Southeastern University Ft. Lauderdale FL 3.0 Required 100
Nova Southeastern University Tampa FL 3.0 Recommended 0
Oakland University MI 3.0 Considered 0
Ohio State University OH 3.0 Required 40
Ohio University OH 3.0 Required 40
Old Dominion University VA 3.0 Required 45
Pacific University OR 3.2 Required 100
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Suwanee GA Considered 0
Plymouth State University NH 3.0 Considered 0
Quinnipiac University CT Considered 0
Radford University VA 3.3 Required 40
Regis University CO Considered 0
Rockhurst University MO 2.9 Recommended 0
Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions UT 3.0 Required 100
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science IL Required 40
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Blackwood/South) NJ 3.0 Required Unknown
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Newark/North Campus) NJ 3.2 Required 300
Sacred Heart University CT 3.2 Required 50
Saint Francis University PA 3.2 Required 80
Saint Louis University MO Required 30
Samford University AL 3.0 Required 30
Samuel Merritt University CA 3.0 Required 40
San Francisco State University CA 3.0 Required 100
Seton Hall University NJ 3.2 Required 50
Shenandoah University VA 2.8 Required 40
Simmons University MA 3.0 Required 30
South College TN 3.0 Recommended 0
Southwest Baptist University MO 2.8 Considered 40
Springfield College MA 3.0 Required 10
St. Ambrose University IA 3.0 Required 50
St. Catherine University MN 3.0 Required 60
State University of New York Upstate Medical University NY Unknown Unknown Unknown
Stockton University NJ 3.0 Required 80
Stony Brook University NY 3.0 Required 100
SUNY Buffalo NY Required 40
Temple University PA 3.0 Recommended 0
Tennessee State University TN 3.0 Required 40
Texas State University TX 3.0 Recommended 0
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center TX 3.0 Required 100
Texas Woman’s University TX 3.0 Required 80
The Sage Colleges NY 3.3 Required 40
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio TX 3.2 Required 50
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston TX 3.0 Required 80
Thomas Jefferson University PA 3.0 Required 50
Touro College NY 3.0 Required 50
Touro University NV 2.8 Required 100
University of Alabama at Birmingham AL 3.0 Required 40
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences AR 3.0 Required 60
University of Central Arkansas AR 3.0 Required 30
University of Central Florida FL 3.0 Required 50
University of Cincinnati OH 3.0 Required 50
University of Colorado CO 3.0 Required 45
University of Dayton OH 3.0 Required 40
University of Delaware DE Required 100
University of Evansville IL 3.0 Required 60
University of Findlay OH 3.0 Required 60
University of Florida FL 3.0 Required 40
University of Hartford CT 3.2 Required 10
University of Illinois at Chicago IL 2.5 Required 40
University of Indianapolis IN 3.0 Recommended 0
University of Iowa IA 3.0 Recommended 0
University of Jamestown ND 3.0 Required 40
University of Kansas Medical Center KS 3.0 Required 40
University of Kentucky KY 2.8 Required 50
University of Lynchburg VA 3.0 Required 80
University of Mary ND 2.8 Required 40
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor TX 3.0 Required 80
University of Maryland – Baltimore MD 3.0 Required 100
University of Maryland – Eastern Shore MD 3.0 Required 50
University of Miami FL 3.0 Required 100
University of Michigan – Flint MI 3.0 Required 30
University of Montana – Missoula MT 3.0 Required 80
University of Mount Union OH 3.2 Required 80
University of Nebraska Medical Center NE 3.0 Recommended 0
University of Nevada, Las Vegas NV 3.0 Required 100
University of New Mexico NM 3.0 Required 45
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC 3.0 Required 100
University of North Dakota ND Required 60
University of North Florida FL 3.0 Required 80
University of North Georgia GA 3.0 Required 100
University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth TX 3.0 Recommended 0
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center OK 2.8 Required 40
University of Pittsburgh PA 3.0 Required 150
University of Puget Sound WA 3.0 Required 100
University of Rhode Island RI 3.2 Required 30
University of Saint Mary KS 3.0 Not Considered 0
University of Scranton PA 3.2 Required 30
University of South Alabama AL Required 50
University of South Carolina SC 3.0 Recommended 0
University of South Dakota SD 3.2 Required 50
University of South Florida FL 3.2 Required 20
University of Southern California CA 3.0 Required 150
University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences FL 3.0 Required 80
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga TN 3.2 Required Unknown
University of Tennessee Health Science Center TN 3.0 Required 100
University of Texas at El Paso TX 3.0 Required 50
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas TX 3.5 Required 250
University of the Incarnate Word TX Required 50
University of the Pacific CA 3.0 Required 50
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia PA 3.0 Recommended 0
University of Toledo OH 3.3 Recommended 0
University of Utah UT 3.0 Required 100
University of Vermont VT 3.0 Considered 0
University of Washington WA 3.0 Required 50
University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse WA 3.0 Required 40
University of Wisconsin-Madison WA 3.0 Required 40
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee WA 3.0 Required 40
University or New England ME 3.0 Required 40
Utica College NY 3.2 Required 40
Virginia Commonwealth University VA 2.7 Required 45
Walsh University OH 3.0 Required 30
Washington University MO 3.0 Considered 0
Wayne State University MI 3.0 Recommended 0
West Coast University CA 3.0 Required 40
West Virginia University WV 3.0 Required 60
Western Carolina University NC 3.0 Required 32
Western Kentucky University KY 3.0 Considered 0
Western Michigan University MI 3.0 Recommended 0
Western University of Health Sciences CA 3.0 Required 100
Wheeling Jesuit University WV 3.0 Required 80
Wichita State University KS 3.0 Required 20
Widener University PA 3.0 Required 40
William Carey University MS 3.0 Required 20
Wingate University NC 3.0 Required 50
Winston-Salem State University NC 3.0 Required 50
Youngstown University OH 3.2 Required 40