Academic Programs : DPT

DPT Admission Requirements

Application deadline is October 16, 2017.

All applicants must produce the following for consideration to the DPT program:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution is required
  • Applicants must have a minimum cummulative gpa of 3.0 or above
  • Applicants must have a minimum GRE score of 147 on the quantitative section,149 on the verbal section and 3.0 on the analytical section
  • All prerequisite course work, including Bachelor’s Degree must be finished by the time classes start in May
  • A maximum of two outstanding prerequisite courses may be taken during the Winter/Spring if all other parts of the application are complete
  • All other prerequisite coursework must be completed by January 31*

Steps to completing your application:

Step 1: Graduate Record Exam (GRE) – Official score report of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Aptitude Test is required of all applicants. Our Designated Institution (DI) Code is 7743. These codes facilitate the reporting of your scores. GRE scores are valid for five years only; after this, the test must be retaken. For information about testing dates, test centers, or to have your score forwarded, contact Graduate Record Examinations at www.gre.org.

Applicants who took the GRE before July 31, 2011 must score a minimum of 1000 on the verbal and quantitative sections combined. Applicants who took the GRE after July 31, 2011 must score a minimum of 147 on the quantitative section and 149 on the verbal section. A minimum score of 3.0 on the analytical section is also required.

Step 2: Complete and submit all of the following items by October 15 to PTCAS at www.ptcas.org.

  • Official Transcripts – The applicant should request one official transcript from each institution attended and have the transcripts mailed directly to PTCAS. In addition, international students must submit original transcripts from all foreign institutions attended directly to the Department of Physical Therapy.
  • Prerequisite Coursework – For prerequisite listing please refer to our prerequisite guideline page. Anatomy and Physiology grades must be a “B” or above.
  • Three Letters of Recommendation – Three letters of recommendation are required of all applicants. The applicant should request recommendations from persons well suited to evaluate her/his qualifications for graduate study and /or physical therapy. At least one recommendation must be from a registered/licensed physical therapist and one from a professor. The final recommendation should be from another responsible person well informed about relevant work that the applicant has done. All letters of recommendation should be submitted to PTCAS.
  • Documentation of Clinical Hours – Verification of 100 hours exposure to physical therapy with a licensed physical therapist is required and may be from more than one site. Hours must be completed and verified by January 31 through PTCAS.

Step 3: UMPT processing fee payment- $40 (All supplemental fees are non-refundable). Please note this fee is in addition to the PTCAS application fee. Payment must be made by check or money order.

For payment by Check/Money Order:
• Please use the name you used on your PTCAS application
• Provide your PTCAS ID number
• Specifically identify the program for which you are applying (Example: DPT)
• Make check/money order payable to: University of Miami
• Send check/money order to the following address:
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Department of Physical Therapy Admissions
5915 Ponce de Leon Blvd., 5th Floor
Coral Gables, Florida 33146

Step 4: Qualified applicants will be invited to visit the University of Miami to meet with faculty, tour the physical therapy facilities and campus. A personal interview is a required part of our application process.
The University of Miami utilizes a rolling admissions process.

International Applicants: TOEFL All international students who do not speak English as their native language are required to submit the results of the Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL). Applicants who submit a TOEFL score of at least 213 on the computer-based test, or 550 on the paper-based test, will not be required to take any courses in English as a second language.

Note: Applicants holding an undergraduate or graduate degree from an academic institution within the United States or another English-speaking country are not required to take the TOEFL examination.

The Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Miami is committed to the policies of equal opportunity nondiscriminate on the basis of race, national origin, sex, age, or status as a disabled individual in all of its programs and activities including, but not limited to, student admissions and student financial assistance.