Doctor of Physical Therapy ProgramAdmission Process

Please submit the following information in order to be considered for admission to the DPT Program.

: The application deadline is December 1, 2017 for the Fall 2018 class.


Application Process

  1. Apply Online
  2. Send your Official Transcripts
    Submit official transcripts from an accredited institution stating the conferral of a Bachelor’s degree. Additionally, submit all official transcripts from institutions where required prerequisite coursework was completed (if different from Bachelor’s degree institution).
    *To be considered official, transcripts must be received in a sealed envelope from the institution or sent through an official electronic transcript service to
  3. Submit your GRE Scores
    Submit GRE scores to Concordia using institution code 6114.
    *Exam must be taken within the last 5 years
  4. Complete and Submit Observation Hours
    Submit one hundred (100) physical therapy observation hours using this form.
  5. Submit two (2) letters of professional recommendation (one letter must be from a current physical therapist)
    Letters should be sent to CSP directly from the recommender(s) to or via mail. Letters should address the following questions:

    1. How long and in what capacity have you known the applicant?
    2. What is the greatest strength the applicant would bring to the CSP DPT program?
    3. Is there anything the applicant could work on to increase his/her likelihood of success in the CSP DPT program?
    4. Provide your overall recommendation: Strongly Recommend, Recommend, Neutral, Do Not Recommend.

Once all required application items have been received and reviewed, you may be contacted for an interview with the program’s admissions committee to complete your application file.

Application Materials Submission

DPT application materials may be submitted:

  • via email:
  • by mail:
    Concordia University
    Office of Admissions, DPT Program
    1282 Concordia Avenue
    St. Paul, MN 55104

DPT Information Session

Please join us for an Information Session on our campus to learn more about our Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Get your questions answered directly from our DPT faculty and current DPT students!

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Admissions Requirements

Prerequisite Coursework

  • Biology (2 courses in biological sciences -not botany)
  • Chemistry (2 courses with lab)
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology (2 sequenced courses)
  • Physics (2 courses with lab)
  • Introductory Psychology and a second
    behavioral/social science
  • Statistics

Grade Point Average

  • Prerequisite Coursework GPA: ≥ 3.0
    Note: All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of at least a C as well as a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Cumulative: ≥ 3.0
    Note: All undergraduate coursework must combine to a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.

Transfer Credits
Transfer credit will not be accepted to apply toward DPT curriculum completion.

DPT Program Tuition

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Please feel free to review the Non-Discrimination Policy (updated 2/2016) within our Academic Catalog.

DPT Accepted Student Summary

2018 2019 2020
Acceptance Rate 30/100 = 30% 30/209 = 14% 32/195 = 16%
Class Size 30 30 32
GRE V 0.5 0.57 0.55
GRE Q 0.47 0.55 0.51
GRE A 0.56 0.59 0.63
GPA Prerequisite 3.41 3.38 3.38
GPA Cumulative 3.39 3.45 3.45
CSP Graduates 1 1 2

DPT Frequently Asked Questions

Does CSP have rolling admissions?

Yes.  Shortly after the admissions cycle closes for one year (12/1), it opens for the next.  This is typically by January of the following year.

Is there a minimum GRE score?

No.  We rank applicants by their GRE percentile.

Can I still submit an application even though my degree and/or prerequisite courses will still be pending by your December 1st deadline?

Yes, as long as they will be completed before the start of the fall semester.

Can I submit an essay or resume to be included with my application?

Neither are considered directly by the admissions committee, but some applicants choose to submit them anyway.

Can both of my letters of recommendation be from physical therapists?


Does my observation hours form need to be signed by my supervisors?

No, we tend to trust our applicants.

When will I hear if I’m selected for an interview?

By the end of December of your application year.

How many students are accepted onto the waiting list?