Our team offers a six-year curriculum leading to the Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) degree.
Acceptance into the program is on a competitive basis, with the major determinant being the basic science grade point average. Today, the program accepts 52 students annually out of an average of 250 applicants. Specific acceptance rates are available upon request.
Resident and Non-resident admissions is open to both residents and non-residents of North Dakota. WICHE admission is for WICHE-certified students eligible for admission through the WICHE process. Wyoming and Hawaii currently offer support for physical therapy WICHE students. Alaska may provide support.
Resident and Non-resident Student Admissions
Students eligible to apply for the professional program must complete:
- Application. Apply through PTCAS and submit a UND School of Graduate Studies application form. Applications are available online starting in July through December 15.
- Transcripts. Refer to PTCAS for transcript requirements.
- Three letters of reference. Follow PTCAS directions.
- Interview. Interview dates and times are established in February. Applicants are scheduled during the spring semester. Each applicant is expected to be available for a personal interview.
- Experience hours. Required by all candidates, at least 60 experience hours may come from a combination of observation, volunteer work, or work for pay. It is recommended that prospective applicants spend at least 60 hours in a health care setting, 40 hours of which must be in a physical therapy setting under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist.
- GRE scores. Use the GRE Designated Institution Code of 0541 U North Dakota PTCAS when indicating UND Physical Therapy as a score recipient.