Formal interviews may be required as part of the admissions process, however, students must attend a virtual or in-person open house if applying to the ISU DPT Program.

Only one annual application cycle with a Summer DPT Program start date is offered for the ISU DPT Program. The annual application deadline is usually Mid-October. Please keep in mind, that all of your materials, (transcripts, letters of recommendations, etc) must be received by PTCAS before the deadline. See PTCAS for all deadlines. Students must also apply to the Graduate school(s).

Classes typically begin in late May/early June of each year.

Students complete the DPT Program in 3 years (including summers).

Applicants who are Indiana residents are given priority and are eligible for in-state tuition rates. Please refer to the “Tuition and Fees” section for more information.

A minimum of 60 observation hours is required to apply; however, substantial clinical experience is highly recommended. The prior experience can be either voluntary or paid (i.e., physical therapy aide), and is limited to expose the applicant to the profession of and affirm their desire to pursue a career in the field.

There is no minimum score, however, ISU uses a combined scoring of the Verbal and Quantitative GRE scores. GRE scores older that 5 years are not accepted.

Yes, and only courses designed for science majors are accepted.

No, all courses must have received a letter grade to fulfill prerequisites requirements.

Yes, courses taken at an accredited community college are acceptable.

Yes, however, the B.S. degree and all prerequisite courses must be awarded from a U.S. accredited college or university. The TOEFL may be required.

In order to successfully complete and receive a DPT degree from Indiana State University, a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 is preferred.