Admission Information

Any applicant who has completed entry-level physical therapy education regardless of degree or location of the program will NOT be considered for admission.

Application Deadlines:

  • October 1, 2019 for PTCAS and WSU Graduate School Application
  • November 1, 2019 for Qualtrics Survey

Prior to Applying:

  1. Review WSU’s Program Profile on PTCAS (Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service)
  2. Review all pdfs and information on WSU’s DPT Program page.
  3. Review WSU's Graduate School Application Process.

To Apply:

  1. Submit a completed application to PTCAS by October 1, 2019.
    • To be considered complete, this application must include official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended and 3 letters of recommendation.
    • Applicants are also required to submit official GRE scores and documentation for a minimum of 20 unpaid, observation hours to PTCAS.
  2. Submit a completed Graduate School application by October 1, 2019.
    • For your graduate school application to be considered complete, you must apply online, pay the $60 application fee, and submit unofficial transcripts from all colleges or universities attended as well as unofficial GRE scores by the deadline.
  3.   Complete the Qualtrics Survey by November 1, 2019.
    • You must meet our minimum GPA requirements to proceed to this step.
    • This survey will be sent by a WSU PT staff member to your primary email address as shown on PTCAS.
    • The survey will take less than an hour to complete and can only be taken once. Once you open the link, you must complete the survey within 60 minutes.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Minimum grade requirements: 3.0 GPA in the last 60 semester credit hours; 3.0 GPA in math/science prerequisite courses; and a 3.0 overall prerequisite GPA.
  • Prerequisite courses:
    • All prerequisite courses must be completed by the end of the spring semester prior to beginning summer courses.
    • Applicants must receive a “C” or higher in all prerequisite courses.
    • All prerequisite courses must be completed within 10 years of applying. Those applying to start the DPT program in summer 2019 must have taken their prerequisite courses between fall 2008 and summer 2020.
    • Grades received in prerequisite courses taken more than once will be averaged.
  • Physical therapy clinical observation of 20 hours in one or more physical therapy departments. To fulfill this requirement, the observation hours must be unpaid and be conducted with a licensed physical therapist.
  • Graduate Record Examination with a minimum combined verbal and quantitative of 290. The GRE must be taken within the past five years for those applying to start the following summer. Our Institutional Code for the GRE is 6884.

Prerequisite Courses:

Subject Areas Courses Requirements
Science Biology 1 semester with lab
(equivalent to WSU's BIO 210)
  Human Anatomy & Physiology 5 credit hours with lab
  Chemistry 2 semesters with lab
(equivalent to WSU's CHEM 211 & 212)
  Physics 2 semesters with lab
(equivalent to WSU's PHY 213 & 214 OR 313 & 314)
  Exercise Physiology 1 semester, lab is optional
(equivalent to WSU's HPS 490)
Math College Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, or Business Calculus 1 semester
  Statistics 1 semester
Basic Skills English Composition, Literature, or Technical Writing 2 semesters
  Public Speaking or Interpersonal Communication 1 semester
  Medical Terminology 1 semester
Social Sciences Psychology 2 semesters, one general and one advanced (300 level or above such as Developmental or Adnormal Psychology)

Need additional information?

If you are a current WSU undergraduate student OR if you plan on taking courses at WSU, contact the College of Health Professions Student Advising Services with questions regarding

  • What major is right for you
  • How to enroll in prerequisite courses
  • Transcript reviews
  • Course equivalency

CHP Advising Center
Phone: 316-978-3304

If you are NOT a current or prospective WSU undergraduate student, contact the Physical Therapy department with questions regarding the above.

If you want to meet us in person, you can

  • Attend an information session (

Department of Physical Therapy
Phone: 316-978-3604