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DPT Admissions

Feinberg's Doctor of Physical Therapy Program wants exceptional, compassionate, innovative students.

Factors considered for admission include academic performance and knowledge of the physical therapy profession. Applicants are expected to demonstrate personal and professional behaviors consistent with those expected in professional practice. Characteristics and skills such as integrity, initiative, sound judgment, acceptance of responsibility and interpersonal communication are evaluated through the application, essays and recommendations. Interviews are typically not required but may be requested at the discretion of the Admissions Committee. All applications from eligible persons that are submitted to PTCAS by the application deadline will be evaluated.


 Dual-Degree Application and Timeline:


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Prerequisite Courses

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Tuition & Scholarships

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Early Decision

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Meet Admissions Team

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Admissions Information Sessions & Request Additional Information


Are you interested in attending an information session? Please join us to learn more about our program, speak with faculty and students, and take a tour.

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Any alleged violations of this policy or questions regarding the law with respect to nondiscrimination should be directed to the Office of the Provost, Rebecca Crown Center, Evanston, IL 60208-1101, phone 847-491-5117 or the Director of Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action and Disability Services, 720 University Place, Evanston, IL 60208-1147, phone 847-491-7458. Northwestern University reserves the right to change without notice any statement in this bulletin concerning, but not limited to, rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula and courses.

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