Doctor of Physical Therapy ProgramAdmission Process

DPT Admissions Process

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

Contact admissions counselor Bekah Sommerfeld with any questions about the DPT program: sommerfeld@csp.edu | 651-603-6236.

Note: The application deadline is December 1, 2019 for the Graduating Class of 2023.

Online Application

Apply online today!

Please submit the online application prior to sending in any other application requirements.

If items have been sent beforehand, please email graduateadmissions@csp.edu to ensure your documents are added to your application file.

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 graduateadmissions@csp.edu.

GRE Scores

Submit GRE scores to Concordia using institution code 6114.
*Exam must be taken within the last 5 years

Observation Hours

Submit one hundred (100) physical therapy observation hours using this form.

Letters of Recommendation (2)

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 graduateadmissions@csp.edu 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.

Admissions Requirements

Prerequisite Coursework
  • Biology (2 courses in biological sciences -not botany)
  • Chemistry (2 sequenced courses with labs)
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology (2 sequenced courses)
  • Physics (2 sequenced courses with labs)
  • 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 Accepted Student Summary

Acceptance Rate30/100 = 30%30/209 = 14%32/195 = 16%
Class Size303032
GRE V0.50.570.55
GRE Q0.470.550.51
GRE A0.560.590.63
GPA Prerequisite3.413.383.38
GPA Cumulative3.393.453.45
CSP Graduates112

DPT Program Tuition

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Send Materials to Concordia

Submit completed materials to Concordia:

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

or email: graduateadmissions@csp.edu

Notice of Non-Discrimination

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

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?


Still have questions? Please contact our DPT Admissions Counselor, Bekah Sommerfeld for assistance: sommerfeld@csp.edu or 651-603-6236.