Missouri State University

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 http://graduate.missouristate.edu/admissions.htm, 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)