DPT Program

The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program at Marshall University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email:accreditation@apta.org; website: www.capteonline.org.CAPTE verification

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  • PTCAS  now is open for application. (2020-2021 application cycle)
  • PTCAS Application Deadline: October 15, 2020 (GRE needs to be completed no later than October 1, 2020; CASPer test needs to be completed by October 29, 2020; PT observation hours, for 2020-2021 application cycle only, need to be completed no later than April 30, 2021.)
  • The interview dates for Class of DPT 2024: first two weeks of January 2021 (TBD).
  • DO NOT send your application documents (i.e. official transcripts, GRE score report, clinical observation verification hours forms and reference letters) to Marshall University School of Physical Therapy. All of the documents shall be sent to PTCAS.
  • For submitting your GRE score report, our PTCAS program code is “Marshall U Sch Phy Therapy PTCAS (0323).” Only using this code can ensure that your report is sent to PTCAS.
  • There is no supplemental application and fee required when you apply on PTCAS. When you are invited to our on-site interview in early January, 2021, you will be asked to complete the supplemental application form. When we offer you a seat (February – Mid-May), you will be asked to pay the $40 supplemental application fee (for international applicants: $65; non-refundable) along with the $500 seat deposit (non-refundable).
  • Question? Contact us at physicaltherapy@marshall.edu.

As a member of the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT), the Marshall University School of Physical Therapy strives to conform to the Admissions Traffic Rules for Physical Therapist Education Programs. (ACAPT Admissions Traffic Rules)

Marshall University is a member of the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT), which supports academic institutions to strive for excellence in physical therapist education. We encourage faculty, clinical educators, academic administrators and students interested in physical therapy excellence to visit www.acapt.org .

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We’re now accepting applications for May 2021.

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The CASPer test is now required when applying to MU DPT program. Learn more about the CASPer test.


The MU SOPT is a proud member of the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT).

Students who graduate from the Marshall University SOPT and pass the National Physical Therapy Examination are eligible for Physical Therapy Licensure in all 50 states.