Doctor of Physical Therapy

Please note:
  • Applicants must submit materials to PTCAS several weeks in advance of this date in order to be considered ‘complete’ by the October 1st
  • Applications which are not in ‘complete’ status or which are submitted after the October 1st will not be reviewed.

Holistic Admissions

Holistic admission provides a way to determine how aligned each applicant is with the IU PT values of “people, purpose, and passion.” Applicants are extended an offer of admission based on a holistic review process. A holistic review integrates an individual’s experiences, attributes, and academic metrics to determine their capabilities to contribute as a graduate student and physical therapist. Our program values the relationships we make with our students and we want to instill in them a strong sense of purpose in becoming:
1) caring & compassionate professionals;
2) future innovative leaders; and
3) passionately engaged supporters of their communities and the profession.

This balanced holistic admission process occurs during all phases of application:
pre-interview application screening, interview and final selection of the


The Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Indiana University is accredited by the
Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).  CAPTE  is not an accreditation organization for post-professional degrees, including the Ph.D.  Therefore, the Ph.D. portion of the dual degree DPT/Ph.D. is not subject to or accredited by CAPTE.

1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
telephone: 703-706-3245

Are you ready to apply?

All items are due by the October 1st deadline.

  1. Apply to IUPUI using the graduate online application and pay the $70 application fee.
  2. Complete the PTCAS Application. Your PTCAS application must be in “Complete” status by the application deadline.
    • Initial Program Designation: $150
    • Each Additional Program: $55
  3. Prerequisite Course Completion Form: Download, enter information, save the document, then submit it with the IUPUI Graduate Application in the “Department Information/Additional Upload” section.
  4. If you have not completed your bachelor’s degree you will need to complete a Declaration of Intent to Complete Degree Requirements Form and submit as a document upload in PTCAS,  or submit it with the IUPUI Graduate Application in the “Department Information/Additional Upload” section.