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.
  • Applicants are extended an offer based on a holistic admission process where we factor in a balance of each candidate’s experiences, attributes, and academics. The top 44 applicants will be offered a place in the program.


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.

    For “Intended Program and Plan,” please select the following answers to each question:

    • What type of degree do you intend to pursue?: Doctoral/PhD
    • Academic Program:  SHHS-Physical Therapy
    • Academic Plan: Physical Therapy DPT
    • Are you applying to a dual degree program: No
    • Term: Summer 2020
    • Recommendations: skip this session
    • Personal Statement: skip this session
  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.