Cost of the program
Please go to the University Finance page for relevant information. In the document scroll to page 5, for current tuition rates of this program look under the heading GRADUATES- DOCTOR OF AUDIOLOGY, DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY, ETC. Transitional students pay tuition as well as a small technology fee. Please be advised, each year tuition rates are subject to change. Tuition rates are influenced by North Carolina legislative action. Increases are sometimes dictated for the entire University of North Carolina System, including this program.
Online applications for the Transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy (tDPT) program is available every October for fall admissions. Applications will be reviewed over the five month period in the order they are received until the class is full. Applicants with an entry-level Master's degree in physical therapy should apply for Fall.
Applicants must show evidence of graduation from a Master's of Physical Therapy degree program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education. Applicants must demonstrate academic and clinical promise as evidence-based practitioners and must also demonstrate licensure, or eligibility for licensure, as a physical therapist in a United States jurisdiction in which the applicant plans to complete the DPT clinical requirements (see below).
Admissions Documents to be Submitted
- The The application is now open, and will be available until the following March for Fall admission.
- Official transcripts from each college/university attended (submit online)
- Copy of physical therapy license from any US jurisdiction or application for licensure
- Two recommendation letters (submit online)
- TOEFL scores for all students for whom English is a second language
- Application fee. This can be submitted online via credit card immediately following submission of your application, or by check, made payable to UNC. Please include your PID #. Send to Shauni Lowrance 1026 Bondurant Hall, CB# 7120, UNC-CH, Chapel Hill, NC 27599.
- GRE Scores are NOT required to apply for the transitional DPT program.
Applicants with a Bachelor's of Science in Physical Therapy
Applicants with a Bachelor's degree may be considered for admission, but should show clear evidence of professional development beyond the bachelor's degree via completion of graduate level coursework, certifications, or other training/professional development activity that conveys readiness for a graduate degree program.
For more information, contact the PT admissions office at eDPTUNCadmit@med.unc.edu