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DPT Admission Process

DPT Admissions Process

CSP utilizes Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS). PTCAS is an online application service that facilitates the application process for our DPT students.

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


Contact Sarah Urlacher at [email protected] or 651-603-6190

Application Requirements

  • Please start this process by setting up your account through PTCAS. You can then view our program page here. In addition to your application, all other application supplemental items will be submitted through PTCAS.

    • The Fall 2022 application will open on July 1, 2021. The application deadline is December 1, 2021.
  • Submit official transcripts from an accredited institution stating the conferral of a bachelor’s degree through PTCAS. Additionally, submit all official transcripts from institutions where required prerequisite coursework was completed (if different from bachelor’s degree institution) through PTCAS.

  • Submit GRE scores to Concordia using institution code 4518.
    *Exam must be taken within the last 5 years

  • Submit completed physical therapy observation hours to PTCAS (form included within your PTCAS application).
    *100+ hours recommended

  • Submit two (2) letters of professional recommendation (One letter must be from a current physical therapist). Letters should be submitted through PTCAS.

    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.

DPT Program Tuition

  • Fall 2022 Tuition: $885/credit hour for 111-credit program
View Tuition & Aid Information

Admissions Requirements

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

  • The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy requires minimum passing scores on the Internet-based TOEFL for foreign-trained physical therapists seeking US state licensure and have broken it down by individual test scores:

    • Writing: 24
    • Speaking: 26
    • Reading: 21
    • Listening: 18
    • TOTAL: 89

DPT Program Home

Learn more about the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program including curriculum information, outcomes, mission and more.

View DPT Program Page

DPT Applicant Summary

2019 Applicants 2020 Applicants 2021 Applicants
Applicants 179 410 312
Accepted 32 34 34
Acceptance Rate 18% 8% 11%


DPT Accepted Student Summary

2019 Admits 2020 Admits 2021 Admits
GRE V 0.63 0.52 0.53
GRE Q 0.50 0.46 0.43
GRE A 0.70 0.61 0.51
GPA Prereq 3.40 3.44 3.26
GPA Cumulative 3.48 3.35 3.36
CSP Grads 2 2 2
Total Points 80.4 78.8 74.3
(75.8 – 86.19) (65.5 – 88.3) (52.9 – 87.2)

DPT Frequently Asked Questions

  • The application cycle opens on July 1 for the following year’s start (ex. July 1, 2021 for Fall 2022 start) and remains open until December 1.

  • Our application deadline is December 1.

  • No.  We rank applicants by their GRE percentile.

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

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

  • Yes.

  • No, we tend to trust our applicants.

  • Most students selected for an interview will hear by January. On the occasion we have spots open, additional interviews may be offered throughout the summer.

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