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Graduate Admissions 

 Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Application 



The Physical Therapy program admits for the fall semester only.

Application review will begin on November 1st. The class size is limited to 50 students, so it is in the applicants best interest to have their application complete prior to November 1st. (Applications will be accepted after this date until all 50 seats are filled.)

Application credentials (excluding GRE scores and transcripts) must be submitted electronically through the online forms below.

APPLICATION (online only):

*SRU applicants, please note: the 3+3 Physical Therapy (9D6D) application selection is intended for SRU undergraduate students applying to the School of Physical Therapy who do not intend to graduate with their Bachelor's degree but, if admitted, will continue at SRU in the graduate program. Other applicants should selct the 9D6C application option.

Graduate Student Application


 Essay Questions

 Pre-requisite Form

Experience Summary Form

                                                  Reference Release Form

Recommendation Letter Form

Financial Support Statement
(International Students Only)


  1. A minimum of a baccalaureate degree with an emphasis in the Natural Sciences, including the following prerequisites:

    - One year of Anatomy & Physiology with labs
    - One year of chemistry with labs
    - One year of physics with labs
    - One year of psychology
    - One course in statistics
  2. Official transcripts from any colleges and/or universities where credits have been earned. 
  3. An official general test Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score report (GRE scores are valid for five years).
  4. Documentation of at least 100 hours of physical therapy experience with a licensed physical therapist. It is highly recommended that you obtain more than 100 hours of physical therapy experience to further strengthen your application. (Use online form above)
  5. Three letters of recommendation on official online forms (available above). Two MUST BE from Licensed PTs.
  6. Essay responses (in online form above) 
  7. $35 application fee, payable via Rock Pay. (also displays at the end of the application) 
  8. An Undergraduate cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Below 3.0 will not be considered.
  9. Reference Release Form (available above) - The references you list are the same as those you asked to write your recommendation letters!

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Office of Graduate Admissions
Welcome Center,
105 North Hall
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Slippery Rock, PA 16057-1236
Phone 724-738-2051
Fax 724-738-2146
Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania