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Doctor of Physical Therapy Estimated Costs, Tuition and Fees

UMMC's Student Financial Aid maintains estimated costs of attendance and tuition, including information about SHRP programs such as the entry-level professional Doctor of Physical Therapy program.

As stated in the UMMC Bulletin, the Medical Center reserves the right to increase or modify tuition and fees without prior notice subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning.

Estimated additional expenses

In addition to tuition and health insurance, students should be aware of the following additional expenses:

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
1st Year Expenses
Educational Supplies
Laptop Computer with Microsoft Office Software$1,200.00
Computer Supplies/Copies$150.00
Anatomy Electronic Dissector$35.00
Educational Supplies Total Cost$3,385.00
 Lab supplies for PT630$95.00
Lab supplies for Anatomy$70.00
 Instruments Total Cost$165.00
Lab Apparel/Uniforms
 Scrubs, lab coat/patch, shoes, etc.$275.00
 Lab Apparel/Uniforms Total Cost$275.00
 MPTA Membership (state)$10.00
APTA Membership (national)$80.00
 "Other" Total Cost$90.00
Total Estimated Cost$3,915.00
Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
2nd Year Expenses 
Educational Supplies
Computer Supplies/Copies$150.00
Educational Supplies Total Cost$1,750.00
Lab Apparel/Uniforms
Lab coat with patch for white coat ceremony$50.00
 Lab Apparel/Uniforms Total Cost$290.00
 MPTA Membership $10.00
APTA Membership$80.00
Health Requirements for Clinicals$300.00
Clinical Experience Travel Expenses (one 8-week clinical assignment)Varied Cost
 "Other" Total Cost$390.00
Total Estimated Cost$2,430.00
Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
3rd Year Expenses
Educational Supplies
Computer Supplies/Copies$150.00
Educational Supplies Total Cost$350.00
Lab Apparel/Uniforms
 Lab Apparel/Uniforms Total Cost$240.00
National Board Exam/Certification
 NPTE National Certification Examination Fee$485.00
MS Board of PT State Processing Fee for NPTE$50.00
 National Board Exam/Certification Total Cost$535.00
State/Local Licensure Fee
 State Licensure Application Fee (MS)$125.00
State Licensure License Fee (MS)$150.00
 State Board Exam/Certification Total Cost$275.00
 MPTA Membership (state)$10.00
APTA Membership (national)$80.00
Board Exam Prep Course$300.00
Background Check$50.00
Clinical Experience Travel Expenses (three 8-week clinical assignments)Varied Cost
 "Other" Total Cost$440.00
Total Estimated Cost$1,840.00

Computer/electronic device

Students are not required to have a computer/device to enter the academic program. However, access to course content will be available electronically, and most students choose to bring devices to class. Computer labs are available to all students in the School of Health Related Professions. If students choose to bring a computer to class, the following requirements should be met in order to ensure that the computer/device meets minimum standards to function with UMMC platforms:

Windows 7 or Windows 10; Mac OS 10 or better;

  • Must be patched by Operating System Company regularly;
  • Modern browser such as the latest Chrome or Internet Explorer/Edge; and
  • Must run a modern and updated anti-virus solution.

 We do not recommend any thin client devices such as Chromebooks or Google books.

Travel to off-campus clinical rotations

Students are required to travel to off-campus clinical education experiences. Therefore, students should be prepared to provide their own transportation, housing accommodations, and other living expenses during these clinical affiliations. Please note that all students must go out of state for at least one eight-week clinical education experience, and out of the Jackson metropolitan area for another. Students should begin planning accordingly early in academic program.

Withdrawal/tuition refunds

Please note that the Doctor of Physical Therapy program is designed to be sequential. All entering cohorts will move through the lock-step curriculum together. Students are not allowed to withdraw from a single class without withdrawing from the entire program. When a student becomes interested in withdrawing from the program, the UMMC Bulletin provides details regarding the institution's withdrawal policy and related tuition refunds. Additionally, withdrawal dates are highlighted on the academic calendar provided on the School of Health Related Professions webpage.