Admissions

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted through the Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (PTCAS). The PTCAS application will open on June 15, 2022 and is due on October 17, 2022 by 11:59 pm EST.

All application materials must be received by the application deadline of October 17, 2022. The UMPT program's non-refundable $80 supplemental fee must be paid electronically via a link within a program-specific custom question in the PTCAS application.  Payment needs to be received by the deadline date in order for your application to be considered. 

Bachlor's degree

Bachelor's degree from a fully accredited college or university completed prior to the start of the program in August.

GPA

A minimum GPA of 3.0 for both cumulative and prerequisite GPA's.

GRE

Complete the GRE before October 1, 2022. The GRE must be taken within five years of application and submitted to UM with school code 4489.

  • The minimum GRE scores are 146 in both verbal and quantitative and a 3.0 for the writing score.

International Applicants

International Applicants must complete the admissions requirements listed above along with submitting TOEFL scores.

  • Applicants whose native language is not English, must submit TOEFL scores of at least 525 (paper-based test) or 195 (computer-based test).  If you are a graduate of an English-speaking university, TOEFL scores are not required, but you must submit GRE scores.

All prerequisite courses must be completed prior to matriculation, although an application may be submitted prior to completing all prerequisite coursework. Only two (2) prerequisite courses (7 out of 9 courses) may be in progress in the spring semester prior to matriculation. Chemistry I, Physics I, and Anatomy & Physiology I courses must all be completed prior to the start of the spring semester. Courses completed with a C- or below are not acceptable. Courses older than 10 years will need to be retaken.

AP credits are accepted for prerequisites only if a letter grade appears on the official college transcript. If a college grade is not assigned to the course, the sequence needs to be completed in college to complete the prerequisite.

*We will accept CR/NCR grading for courses affected by the pandemic. 

Anatomy & Physiology - A complete introductory series, equivalent to 8 semester hours including labs.

*A comparative anatomy course and an animal physiology course may be substituted for human anatomy and physiology.

Chemistry - A complete introductory series, equivalent to 8 semester hours including labs.

Physics - A complete introductory series, equivalent to 8 semester hours including labs.

Statistics - A statistics course, equivalent to 3 semester hours.

Social Sciences - Courses equivalent to 6 semester hours offered by Psychology, Educational Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Anthropology, Ethics, Philosophy, Communications, or Women’s Studies departments.

Application Deadline and Verification

While the deadline to electronically submit an application is October 17, 2022, it is highly advised to submit early enough to have PTCAS verification completed by November 14, 2022. Applications not verified by PTCAS by this deadline will NOT be reviewed

*Please be aware that the PTCAS verification process is typically 4-6 weeks. It is the responsibility of the applicant to confirm with PTCAS that all application materials have been received in order for verification to occur. 

Supplemental Fee

The UMPT supplemental fee is a one-time, non-refundable, $80 fee that must be paid by the PTCAS application deadline of October 17th. The Supplemental fee MUST be paid in order for your application to be reviewed and considered by the UMPT Admissions Committee.

Observation Hours

Due to ongoing uncertainties related to COVID-19, we will be recommending observation hours, but they are not required for the 2022-2023 application cycle. Although observation hours are not required, any completed hours should still be listed and verified in the PTCAS application.

References

We require three letters of recommendation, including at least one from a licensed Physical Therapist. The most common references are from professors, supervisors, co-workers, and others in the medical field. We will not accept references from friends, family, clergy, or politicians.

Interviews

The interviews for the 2022-2023 application cycle will be held virtually on January 21, 2023. Invitations for interviews will be sent in mid-December.

Admissions Deposit

Students admitted to the UMPT program must submit a $300 deposit to hold their place in the class upon receiving an offer of admission. The deposit will be applied to the students fall tuition and is non-refundable.

Completing of all outstanding prerequisite coursework

All prerequisite coursework must be successfully completed prior to the start of fall classes.

Official Transcripts

Official transcripts showing a conferred bachelor’s degree must be submitted directly to the UMPT program by August 1, 2023. Official transcripts from every higher education institution ever attended must also be sent to the UMPT Program.

Technical Standards & Essential Functions

All students must meet the technical standards of the UMPT Program. Every applicant offered admission must sign a document indicating they are able to meet the technical standards in order to be admitted.

Academic Eligibility

Bachlor's degree

Bachelor's degree from a fully accredited college or university completed prior to the start of the program in August.

GPA

A minimum GPA of 3.0 for both cumulative and prerequisite GPA's.

GRE

Complete the GRE before October 1, 2022. The GRE must be taken within five years of application and submitted to UM with school code 4489.

  • The minimum GRE scores are 146 in both verbal and quantitative and a 3.0 for the writing score.

International Applicants

International Applicants must complete the admissions requirements listed above along with submitting TOEFL scores.

  • Applicants whose native language is not English, must submit TOEFL scores of at least 525 (paper-based test) or 195 (computer-based test).  If you are a graduate of an English-speaking university, TOEFL scores are not required, but you must submit GRE scores.

All prerequisite courses must be completed prior to matriculation, although an application may be submitted prior to completing all prerequisite coursework. Only two (2) prerequisite courses (7 out of 9 courses) may be in progress in the spring semester prior to matriculation. Chemistry I, Physics I, and Anatomy & Physiology I courses must all be completed prior to the start of the spring semester. Courses completed with a C- or below are not acceptable. Courses older than 10 years will need to be retaken.

AP credits are accepted for prerequisites only if a letter grade appears on the official college transcript. If a college grade is not assigned to the course, the sequence needs to be completed in college to complete the prerequisite.

*We will accept CR/NCR grading for courses affected by the pandemic. 

Anatomy & Physiology - A complete introductory series, equivalent to 8 semester hours including labs.

*A comparative anatomy course and an animal physiology course may be substituted for human anatomy and physiology.

Chemistry - A complete introductory series, equivalent to 8 semester hours including labs.

Physics - A complete introductory series, equivalent to 8 semester hours including labs.

Statistics - A statistics course, equivalent to 3 semester hours.

Social Sciences - Courses equivalent to 6 semester hours offered by Psychology, Educational Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Anthropology, Ethics, Philosophy, Communications, or Women’s Studies departments.

Application Deadline and Verification

While the deadline to electronically submit an application is October 17, 2022, it is highly advised to submit early enough to have PTCAS verification completed by November 14, 2022. Applications not verified by PTCAS by this deadline will NOT be reviewed

*Please be aware that the PTCAS verification process is typically 4-6 weeks. It is the responsibility of the applicant to confirm with PTCAS that all application materials have been received in order for verification to occur. 

Supplemental Fee

The UMPT supplemental fee is a one-time, non-refundable, $80 fee that must be paid by the PTCAS application deadline of October 17th. The Supplemental fee MUST be paid in order for your application to be reviewed and considered by the UMPT Admissions Committee.

Observation Hours

Due to ongoing uncertainties related to COVID-19, we will be recommending observation hours, but they are not required for the 2022-2023 application cycle. Although observation hours are not required, any completed hours should still be listed and verified in the PTCAS application.

References

We require three letters of recommendation, including at least one from a licensed Physical Therapist. The most common references are from professors, supervisors, co-workers, and others in the medical field. We will not accept references from friends, family, clergy, or politicians.

Interviews

The interviews for the 2022-2023 application cycle will be held virtually on January 21, 2023. Invitations for interviews will be sent in mid-December.

Admissions Deposit

Students admitted to the UMPT program must submit a $300 deposit to hold their place in the class upon receiving an offer of admission. The deposit will be applied to the students fall tuition and is non-refundable.

Completing of all outstanding prerequisite coursework

All prerequisite coursework must be successfully completed prior to the start of fall classes.

Official Transcripts

Official transcripts showing a conferred bachelor’s degree must be submitted directly to the UMPT program by August 1, 2023. Official transcripts from every higher education institution ever attended must also be sent to the UMPT Program.

Technical Standards & Essential Functions

All students must meet the technical standards of the UMPT Program. Every applicant offered admission must sign a document indicating they are able to meet the technical standards in order to be admitted.