Admissions

Application requirements

To be eligible to apply for the Dual Doctor of Physical Therapy and Ph.D. degree program you need to meet all the following requirements:

  • Must be enrolled in the DPT program as a 1st or 2nd-year student.
  • To determine dual-degree eligibility, submit a pre-application (see your PT faculty advisor).
  • Apply to the program using the Indiana University Graduate CAS IUPUI Application.  Applications are accepted from March 1st to May 1st for admission for the summer or fall.
  • The Ph.D. portion of the dual-degree is FULLY FUNDED with a stipend, health insurance, and project funds.
  • Students should expect a timeline of 3-5 years post- DPT.

Interested in earning a Ph.D. along with your doctor of physical therapy degree?

Your first step, which includes writing a statement of interest and indicating your preferred labs, is to complete this interest form. Once completed, we will keep you updated on the next steps in the admissions process.

Call or email Keith Avin with questions. 

Interest form for the dual Doctor of Physical Therapy and Ph.D. program

Interest form for the dual Doctor of Physical Therapy and Ph.D. program

  • Name *
  • Year in DPT program *
  • Maximum of 1000 words allowed.   Currently Entered: 0 words.
  • Lab interest

    Please select a minimum of 3 labs.