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Doctor of Physical Therapy Application Procedure

The online application process for the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program opens July 1 each year; the application deadline is October 1 of the year that precedes potential entry into the program. To be eligible to apply, applicants must have, or be on track to receive, a baccalaureate degree by the date of admission. Applicants must meet specified pre-requisite course requirements with minimum 3.0 prerequisite grade point average and minimum of 3.0 overall grade point averages. Additionally, a grade of "C" or higher must be earned for any required course.  Five of the eight prerequisite courses must be completed or enrolled in by the application deadline.  Applicants accepted for admission must successfully complete all prerequisite courses by the end of the subsequent spring semester, with the final grades documented by the official transcript

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, many universities implemented grading policies for the Spring 2020 semester that included the option of pass/fail designations.  The Department of Physical Therapy requires a letter grade (A, B, C) for all prerequisite courses and strongly encourages the use of letter grades for all coursework completed.  Please contact the Department with questions. 

Applicants are required to have a minimum of 40 hours of observation in physical therapy departments or practices. A maximum of 20 hours may be used from any one site. Observation in a variety of clinical settings is encouraged. The observation forms are posted on the physical therapy webpage; applicants may print as many forms as needed. An observation form from each clinical site must signed by a licensed physical therapist with the license number included. Observation hours must be in the current calendar year of the application. Hours earned through employment will not be accepted. No more than a total of 20 hours may be counted from all internship experiences completed for a degree. Applicants are responsible for arranging their own observation hours.

All applications to the DPT Program at UMMC must be submitted online. The applicant is responsible for submitting all required documentation to the Office of Enrollment Management by the application deadline to be considered for an interview. Please read the DPT application instructions carefully before submitting your application.

Click here  to access DPT application instructions for May 2025. 

Applicants accepted into the program will be assessed a nonrefundable, $300 enrollment fee, which will be applied to the first year tuition.

Application procedure

The application with all supporting documents must be submitted by October 1.  All applicants pay a non-refundable application fee of $25. 

Any questions related to a submitted application or receipt of support documentation should be directed to:

  • Office of Enrollment Management
    University of Mississippi Medical Center
    2500 N. State S.
    Jackson, MS 39216-4505
    (601) 984-1080

Important deadlines

The following dates are important deadlines for application processing for the class entering May 2025.

All submissions must be received by the Office of Enrollment Management on or before the following dates:

  • October 1, 2024 - All admission documents and application fee must be received to be considered for regular admission. 
  • January 17, 2025 - Final transcripts for those enrolled in classes fall semester of 2024
  • October/November 2024 - Interview dates for the class entering May 2025. Applicants will be notified if selected for an interview, and if so, the date and time of the interview.

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