Application Procedures

Baylor receives applications exclusively through the Physical Therapist Central Application Service (PTCAS), provided by the American Physical Therapy Association.  Application instructions can be found at PTCAS.  Information about the Baylor University DPT Program can be found here.

Applying for Admission

The Baylor University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program will soon be accepting applications for the Class of 2024, to begin coursework in January of 2023. It is strongly encouraged that all applicants thoroughly review the instructions for submitting an application through PTCAS as available for download through the PTCAS website before attempting to apply to the Baylor University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.

Supporting Materials

All of the following materials must be submitted through PTCAS:

  1. Official Transcripts: Applicants must arrange for PTCAS to receive an official transcript from each college and university attended in the United States and Canada.
  2. Graduate Record Examination (GRE): Applicants must arrange for the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to send official GRE scores through PTCAS using the code designated specifically for the physical therapy program. The PTCAS Program Code for the Baylor University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is 2219.
  3. References: Applicants must arrange for references to submitted electronically through PTCAS. Each evaluator providing a reference will be contacted using an email address provided in PTCAS by the applicant.
  4. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): If English is not an applicant’s first (primary) language, official TOEFL scores must be submitted to dptadmissions@baylor.edu.
Application Deadlines

The program has two application windows for the Class of 2024 beginning in January 2023:

1) January 10, 2022 - May 16, 2022

2) June 15, 2022 - October 1, 2022

Applicants may submit one application per calendar year.

If you are applying during the first admissions window (January 10, 2022 - May 16, 2022):

The deadline for submitting all required application materials through PTCAS is May 16, 2022 at midnight EST. This includes all official transcripts, GRE scores and letters of recommendation. Late applications will not be accepted.

If you are applying during the second admissions window (June 15, 2022 - October 1, 2022):

The deadline for submitting all required application materials through PTCAS is October 1, 2022 at midnight EST. This includes all official transcripts, GRE scores and letters of recommendation. Late applications will not be accepted.

For questions related to admission to the program, please contact Amanda Singh, DPT Admissions Coordinator, by email at amanda_singh@baylor.edu or by telephone at (254) 710-2640.

Application Review

The DPT Admissions Committee and faculty will review all completed applications (i.e., application and all supporting materials received) in the order of receipt. Applicants are evaluated based on the following items:

  • Cumulative GPA
  • Pre-requisite GPA
  • GRE verbal percentile rank
  • GRE quantitative percentile rank
  • References
  • Personal Essay
Other factors considered, but not required:
  • Relevant work experience
  • Observation hours
  • Prior military experience

The DPT admissions committee will use this evaluative process to ensure nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all applicants. The DPT admissions committee will grant admission interviews by invitation only.

Submission of additional information and materials may be requested. The applicant is responsible for timely submission of additional information and materials that may be requested.

If these requests cannot be fulfilled immediately, the applicant should contact Amanda Singh, DPT Admissions Coordinator, at amanda_singh@baylor.edu.

Interview Process

The DPT Admissions Coordinator will contact selected applicants and provide further instructions for completing the interview process. All interviews are conducted using a video-based platform called Kira Talent.  Students record their responses to a series of interview questions for review by the Admissions Committee.  Additionally, students will complete a timed writing sample and various assessments investigating non-cognitive skills and strengths.  Students must have a computer with webcam and internet service to complete this interview. 

Selection Process

The DPT admissions committee and faculty will accept students into the program based on a holistic evaluation of their application, supporting documents, and interview. All applicants will be notified by email and/or mail regarding final selection decisions.