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What will I learn?

The Division of Physical Therapy Program, a division within the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, offers a professional doctoral degree in physical therapy (DPT). Physical therapy is a healthcare discipline involved with the study and rehabilitation of movement impairments, such as muscular weakness, impaired coordination, joint stiffness, and pain, which can lead to functional problems affecting self care, employment, ambulation, etc. Graduates are prepared to promote proper health care and quality of living by maximizing human movement following disease or injury or by preventing its loss. The program requires three years of year-round, full-time graduate study (9 semesters including summers). Academic coursework, clinical education, and research activity are completed during the first seven semesters. The final two semesters are devoted to clinical rotations.

Intake: Fall and Spring

Which department am I in?

Medical School

Study options

Full Time (138 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$41,784.00 per year
Year 1: USD $41,784; Year 2: USD $40,060; Year 3: USD $39,226; Year 4: USD $38,486

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected January 2023


Medical School

Mayo Building,

420 Delaware Street SE,



55455, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Anyone who has or will obtain a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in the U.S. or a comparable degree from an officially recognized college or university outside the U.S. may apply for graduate admission. The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.40.

For international students

The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.

The University of Minnesota Division of Physical Therapy has no required or preferred undergraduate major. Any baccalaureate degree or equivalent from an accredited institution is accepted.

English Language Proficiency Requirements: TOEFL iBT – Total Score: 79; Writing Subscore: 21; Reading Subscore: 19; IELTS Academic – Total Score: 6.5; Writing Subscore: 6.5; Reading Subscore: 6.5; Pearson Test of Academic English (PTE Academic) – Total Score: 59; Writing Subscrore: 59; Reading Subscore: 59; Cambridge Assessment English (CAE) C1 Advanced – Total Score: 180; Writing Subscore: 180; Reading Subscore: 180.


About University of Minnesota

UMN is one of the United States’ top public research institutions, where students gain a world-class education on a historic campus in a vibrant city.

  • 150+ undergraduate and 200+ graduate programs
  • Beautiful campus with the Mississippi River on site
  • World-class academics and close personal support throughout
  • Opportunities for scholarships and financial awards

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