Physical Therapy Program GRE Requirements

Different physical therapy (PT) programs have different GRE requirements. While some PT programs have minimum requirements that may include standardized test scores, others don’t require the GRE at all. Minimum requirements can range from just taking the test to attaining a minimum score. Here are the GRE requirements by schools, according to the Physical Therapy Centralized Application Center (PTCAS).

Arcadia University

College of Health Sciences


Doctor of Physical Therapy

Earn your DPT from a hybrid program. Experience on-campus immersions and apply skills learned online to patients in person. Complete the program in 25 months. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree but do not need to submit GRE test scores for admission.

  • Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) 
  • Complete in 25 months  
  • 32 weeks of in-person experience


Physical Therapy Schools without a GRE Requirement

If you are looking for a school without a GRE requirement, the following Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) schools do not require GRE scores to apply:

  • American International College
  • Boston University
  • Chatham University
  • Clarkson University
  • College of Saint Mary
  • D’Youville College
  • Daemen University
  • Des Moines University
  • Dominican College of Blauvelt (Depends on Applicant)
  • East Carolina University
  • Emory University
  • Gannon University Erie
  • Gannon University Ruskin
  • George Fox University
  • Indiana University
  • Ithaca College (Freshman Entry Only)
  • Marist College
  • Maryville University of St. Louis
  • Misericordia University (Select Applicants Only)
  • Nazareth College of Rochester
  • New York Institute of Technology
  • New York Medical College
  • Northeastern University
  • Northwestern University
  • Ohio State University
  • Ohio University
  • Pacific University
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Regis University
  • Rockhurst University
  • Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
  • Rutgers University
  • Saint Francis University
  • Saint Louis University
  • Samuel Merritt University
  • San Francisco State University
  • Springfield College
  • The Sage Colleges
  • Thomas Jefferson University
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Dayton
  • University of Evansville
  • University of Indianapolis
  • University of Jamestown
  • University of Mary
  • University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Missouri
  • University of New England
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Rhode Island
  • University of Scranton
  • University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
  • University of Toledo
  • University of Utah
  • University of Vermont
  • Utica College
  • Washington University – St. Louis
  • Western Carolina University
  • Western University of Health Sciences
  • Wichita State University

GRE Requirements by DPT Program

The following schools do require GRE scores. Raw score requirements for various sections are listed. If there is no score, there is no minimum requirement in terms of fixed score. Some of the schools on this list may have a percentile requirement but not a raw score requirement. Percentile requirements are not listed below. It can be helpful to go to the PTCAS website and click on the programs you are interested in to get more information on GRE requirements.

Last Updated October 2023.