DPT Tuition and Aid

Total Tuition for 9 Semesters

If independent study credits or additional courses are taken, tuition fees do not increase. If pursuing the DPT-MPH dual degree, add the cost of one fall and one spring semester. See the Bursar’s Office website for the most current tuition and fee information. Use the tuition rates workbook and choose “Medicine and Public Health” as the School/College, and “Clinical Doctorate” as the Program Award Type. Tuition is subject to change without notice.

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DPT student financial fact sheet (PDF)

UW DPT Program Scholarships

Students in the University of Wisconsin–Madison Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program are eligible for a wide array of scholarships made possible by generous donations from alumni, families, former faculty and friends of the program. Current students must apply for these scholarships, which are posted on the Wisconsin Scholarship Hub (WiSH)  at the beginning of each spring semester. Recipients are announced before the end of the semester.

Amelia Doyon Scholarship

The Amelia Doyon Scholarship Fund was established in honor of her many contributions to the physical therapy profession. A scholarship is awarded each year to a first-year female physical therapy student for her second year of study. Academic standing and financial need are considered.

Barbara Ellen Gerlich-Hoefeyzer Scholarships

The Barbara Ellen Gerlich-Hoefeyzer Scholarship Fund was initiated in honor of her many contributions to the physical therapy profession and is to be used for student scholarships, fellowships, programs and services in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program.

Caroline, Clara, Charles, and Mildred Harper Scholarships

The Harper Scholarship Fund was established to award physical therapy students with scholarships for their second or third year of study. Academic standing and financial need are considered.

Jean L. Roland Memorial Scholarship

The Jean L. Roland Scholarship Fund was established to honor her distinguished career as a physical therapist, and her service to children with disabilities, and to recognize her many contributions to the profession . This memorial scholarship is awarded to a physical therapy student during their second year of graduate study.

Margaret A. Kohli Scholarship

Established with contributions from the friends of Margaret Kohli, this fund provides financial assistance to second-year physical therapy students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and a potential for leadership in the field of physical therapy. The fund was created in honor of Kohli’s retirement as the director of the UW–Madison Physical Therapy program, a position she held from 1941 to 1980.

Physical Therapy Rural Health Scholarship

This fund was established at the request of the Physical Therapy Program to help students enrolled in the Program participate in full time clinical internships in rural facilities and settings.

Physical Therapy Student Scholarships

The Physical Therapy Student Scholarships,  created from a gift by the Ridley Family, provides funds for physical therapy students entering their second year of study. The scholarship aims to encourage leadership and service to the profession.

Ridley Family Physical Therapy Scholarships

The Ridley Family Physical Therapy Scholarship Fund was made possible through a generous gift from Lois and Ted Ridley. The scholarship is in gratitude for the care and attention Ted received from physical therapists at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics following brain surgery. Acting on their high regard for university education, this fund provides one or more scholarships to an accepted/enrolled physical therapy student.

UW–Madison Physical Therapy Alumni Coalition Scholarship

Supported by profits from PT continuing education courses, this scholarship is awarded to a first-year student and a second-year student who have provided service to the Doctor of Physical Therapy program.

Additional Funding

We are committed to increasing diversity in our program and the PT profession as a whole. Funds are available to support our mission to meet physical therapy needs in the state of Wisconsin and beyond.

The DPT program is committed to providing support to applicants with veteran status and discretionary funds are available for those who are economically challenged.

Non-UW DPT Program Scholarships: