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Admissions Information

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (DPT) participates in the Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (PTCAS). A class of 40 students begin the Program each June.


We do not have an interview process. The Admissions Committee considers all parts of your PTCAS application. Both academic and non-academic factors are valued. We strongly encourage you to highlight the uniqueness of your background and life experiences in your application. The rigor of your undergraduate education (e.g., intensity of course load, school attended, and honors courses) is also considered, in addition to your GPA and GRE scores.


Admission Deadlines

  • Early Decision: August 15, 2017
  • General Admission: November 1, 2017

If you are not offered admission using Early Decision, you do not need to reapply using the General Admission deadline. The Admission Committee may choose to consider your application again during General Admission.




The UW-Madison Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program complies with all federal and state laws and University policies including Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity.


Transfer Students


Due to the highly integrated and longitudinal natures of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) Health Profession Programs’ curricula, beginning immediately upon matriculation, transfer students are not accepted. Written petition for exception must clearly document that the transferring student’s education can only be completed at the UW SMPH and must state why the student’s original institution cannot fulfill the training needs of the student.


View the complete health profession student transfer policy (pdf)


Contact Information


If you have any questions related to the admissions process or would like to tour our facilities, please contact our Admissions Office:


Reenie Euhardy, PT, MS, Geriatric Clinical Specialist

Program Admission Advisor

Medical Sciences Center Room 4215

1300 University Ave

Madison, WI 53706-1532

Phone: (608) 265-4815

Fax: (608) 262-7809




UW–Madison Office of Student Financial Aid
333 E. Campus Mall #9701
Madison, WI 53715-1382
Phone: (608) 262-3060


International Student Services
716 Langdon St., Room 217
Madison, WI 53706-1491
Phone: (608) 262-2044

Admissions Information

Last updated: 06/09/2017
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