Admission Requirements Post-Professional DPT

Post-Professional DPT Completion Program Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet admission requirements for the Graduate College as described in the Missouri State University Graduate Catalog or at, and must be licensed physical therapists with at least one year of clinical practice experience.

Admissions criteria for Missouri State University Physical Therapy Program Graduates are indicated with an asterisk (*)

In addition to On-line Graduate College application, applicants will be required to submit the following application materials to the Department of Physical Therapy, 901 S. National Ave, Springfield, MO 65897:

  • *A notarized copy of current US physical therapy license
  • Official transcripts from the CAPTE-accredited institution granting the physical therapy degree (must have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale)
  • *Official transcripts of any graduate courses taken since earning the physical therapy degree
  • GRE Scores
  • Three letters of recommendation from professional and academic colleagues that can address your professional, academic, and leadership ability. At least one recommendation must be from a physical therapist
  • An essay (typed, double spaced) - describing personal goals and objectives related to the DPT completion program
  • *A Professional Portfolio – contents should include
    • Current curriculum vita
    • Proof of work experience - Notarized letter from current employer
    • Evidence of competency (certificates from continuing education coursework, conferences or specialty certifications)