Program Admission Requirements

Program Admission Requirements

  1. Complete a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution prior to class beginning. Admission may be granted pending completion of the degree.
  2. Complete all required pre-requisite courses with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) and pre-requisite course GPA of 3.00 or greater on a 4.00 scale.

Grades Below "C-" in pre-requisite courses will not be accepted.

If a pre-requisite course is repeated, the credit hours assigned to the course may be counted only once in fulfilling the required number of hours. The pre-requisite GPA will be determined using the highest course grade achieved; however, both grades will be calculated into the cumulative GPA.

If cumulative GPA is less than 3.00 on a 4.00 scale, an applicant may still be eligible for admission if a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or greater has been achieved over the last 60 semester or 90 quarter hour credits of coursework. 

Baylor DPT will accept passing (P) coursework for the Spring 2020 semester in instances where Pass/Fail grades were given due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  1. Completion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) within the last five years. While the DPT program does not require a minimum GRE score, we encourage you to submit your best scores as the GRE is factored into applicant ranking.

The GRE must be completed within the last five years; therefore, the oldest GRE test date considered for this admissions cycle is October 31, 2016.

  1. Submission of two 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.
  2. Completion of a minimum of 100 hours of observation, volunteer, or work experience with a licensed physical therapist in at least two practice settings is recommended.  Examples of different practice settings include: outpatient clinics; acute care hospitals; inpatient rehabilitation facilities; skilled nursing, extended care, or subacute facilities; home health; pediatrics (community-based, inpatient, or outpatient); wound care; and hospice care.
  3. At this time, we can only accept U.S. Permanent Residents and U.S. Citizens. For all applicants for whom English is not their first language or those who have completed a degree and pre-requisite courses in a foreign country, demonstration of English language proficiency is required through completion of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam.
  4. Successful completion of an admission interview. Applicants are selected for interviews based on a holistic evaluation of their application and supporting materials.
  5. Ability to fulfill the Technical Standards for admission.
  6. Complete an approved Background Check and Drug Screening prior to matriculation.