Admission Requirements

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Application and Scholarship Deadline

June 3-Application deadline for fall applicants

Students who apply and are admitted will receive a renewable merit-based scholarship valued up to $7,000 per year.

Application Requirements:

  • Verified PTCAS application
    • All official transcripts
    • Two letters of recommendation
  • Interview (by invite only)
  • 10 hours of required DPT observation
  • BS degree conferred prior to matriculation

For admission to the program, an applicant must have:

  • A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • A minimum prerequisite GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

The following prerequisite courses must be completed:

Linked courses are available through the MCPHS School of Professional Studies.

Prerequisite courses (as indicated above) must have been completed at a regionally accredited college or university with a grade of C or better. Math and science courses taken more than ten years prior to the anticipated date of matriculation to MCPHS will not be accepted.

MCPHS participates in the Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (PTCAS). PTCAS gives applicants the ability to use a single application and one set of required materials to apply to multiple programs. To get started, visit to create an account.

For questions about the receipt, processing, and verification of your application, please visit the PTCAS Applicant Help Center to review the FAQs. You may also live chat with customer service or reach them by phone at 617.612.2040 or by email at PTCAS customer service is available Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.

Test Name Graduate Admission (lab-based programs)
iTEP 4.5
SAT (ERW Section)
ACT (English Section)
PTE Academic 73
Duolingo 115
OSSLT (Required for Ontario high school students only)
Proof of Successful Completion                 Earned Bachelor degree or higher from a U.S. College or University

Qualified candidates are invited to an on-campus interview with faculty at MCPHS-Worcester. Faculty interviews are open application which means your interviewer will have your complete application available to them during the interview and may ask questions about your academic history, work experience (if any), and extracurricular activities. You should be prepared to talk about all aspects of your application.

Prepping for your interview: Prior to coming to campus, be sure to research the University and read the information that has been sent to you. Showing you have a good understanding of our program and university will help you in the interview process.

Practice makes perfect: Consider having a friend or family member perform a mock interview with you. Consider questions like:

  • What are your strengths?
  • Why do you want to attend MCPHS?
  • What courses did you enjoy most in your undergraduate experience?
  • What, or who, has most influenced your decision to apply to this program?

Don’t be afraid to ask questions: Come prepared with a list of your own questions. The interview is an opportunity for you to get to know us as much as it is for us to get to know you.

Dress the part: Wear professional attire as if you would for a job interview (but wear comfortable shoes as you will be touring the campus!).

Most importantly: be on time, be yourself, and have fun!