Entry-Level Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

On the left are links to information concerning application and admission to our program.

The academic cycle for this program begins in early summer and runs for 36 months.

All applications to the entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy program are processed through the Physical Therapist Centralized Admission Service (PTCAS).  To apply to the entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy program use the following link: www.ptcas.org and follow the instructions.

The application cycle begins in July. Missouri State University is participating in the Early Decision program through PTCAS. The deadline for Eary Decision applications is mid-August. The deadline for all applications for admission to our program is mid-October. Specific deadlines are provided in PTCAS. PTCAS allows PT applicants to use a single Web-based application and one set of materials to apply to multiple PT programs. PTCAS is a service of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and is administered by Liaison International (LI), an education information technology company located in Watertown, Massachusetts.

Applicants who apply through PTCAS submit a completed web-based application comprised of biographical data, colleges and universities attended, academic course history, physical therapy observation hours, list of reference providers, work experiences, extracurricular activities, honors, professional licenses, and a personal essay. It is the applicant's responsibility to read and follow all PTCAS and program-specific instructions.

It is important for prospective students to remember that they must also apply to the Graduate College once they have been accepted into the entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Applying to the Graduate College can be done either electronically online, or by downloading a copy of the admission application*. Please visit the Graduate College website if you have any further questions.

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