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Doctor of Physical Therapy Admission Criteria

Graduate DPT Applicants

Graduate student applicants applying for entry into the three-year DPT program must apply online through PTCAS, the Central Application Service for Physical Therapy programs.  PTCAS applications for the following academic year will be accepted at beginning in July of each year. Please apply early as it is time-consuming to collect your supporting application materials. 

Husson University has adopted a rolling admissions process.  Completed PTCAS applications will be reviewed starting in September and will continue until the class is full.  Official transcripts showing evidence of completion of a Bachelor's degree must be sent to Husson's Graduate Admissions Office by the program's start date in July.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • have an undergraduate degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • have successfully completed the following pre-requisite courses with a minimum grade of C:
  • Introductory Statistics (3 credits)
  • General Psychology (3 credits)
  • Anatomy with lab (4 credits)
  • Physiology with lab (4 credits)
  • May take Anatomy and Physiology I and II to meet anatomy and physiology requirements (8 credits)
  • Chemistry I and II with labs (8 credits)
  • Physics I with lab (4 credits)
  • Two Biology courses (6 to 8 credits)
  • Upper level Psychology (3 credits), such as Abnormal, Development or Child Psychology

Applicants must submit the following items to PTCAS:

  • Application with application fee
  • Official transcripts of all previous college or university work
  • Two letters of recommendation, one from a physical therapist or employer and one from a past instructor
  • Physical Therapy observation hours verification
  • One essay responding to PTCAS prompt

Click here to download "Essential Requirements of Physical Therapy Education at Husson University."

All candidates should be aware that, following graduation from the Husson University Physical Therapy Program, the State of Maine may not issue a physical therapist license to a person with a prior conviction of a felony (Class A, B or C crime), which is defined as a crime that is punishable by one year or more of imprisonment (Maine Physical Therapist Practice Act, Chapter 45-A, 32 § 3117-A).