Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Physical Therapy & Human Movement Sciences

Doctor of Physical Therapy/PhD Engineering Dual Degree

We welcome applications from qualified students interested in pursuing a dual degree in physical therapy and engineering. Graduates are expected to become leaders in Movement and Rehabilitation Science research focused on understanding the mechanisms involved in movement disorders and developing alternative therapies and devices to address these impairments. Applicants to the program should hold or be pursuing a degree in engineering or related quantitative discipline.


Applicants are required to apply to each program separately and acceptance into the dual degree program is contingent upon acceptance into both programs. Applicants are encouraged to make contact with the Admission Office early in the process for assistance. Please follow the links below to access the requirements for the DPT and specific engineering programs:

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