Admissions

Thank you for your interest in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at the WVU School of Medicine. We offer an accredited entry-level DPT program that requires 3 years of study after the completion of a bachelor’s degree. For over 45 years, our program has been committed to excellence in physical therapist education. We encourage you to browse our website to learn more about our diverse and experienced faculty, our comprehensive curriculum, and our excellent student outcomes. We invite you to attend one of our open house events for prospective students.

Contact Information

If you have questions (after reviewing this website and our PTCAS profile page, please contact Ms. Brenda Wolfe, Advising Specialist at 304-293-1690 or bswolfe@hsc.wvu.edu.

How to Apply

Applications for admission to the Doctor of Physical Therapy program must be submitted via the PT Centralized Application Service (PTCAS). Applications will be available in July for students wishing to enter the program the following summer. To apply, visit the PTCAS website at www.ptcas.org

Potential applicants should first carefully review our website, including links to the left to review our Admissions Requirements, Prerequisite Courses, and Frequently Asked Questions. Applicants should also view our program's PTCAS profile page.

Next, applicants should go to the PTCAS website and carefully review the instructions for submitting their application.

Early Decision Program

WVU participates in the Early Decision program offered by PTCAS. The Early Decision option is for applicants who have decided WVU is their first choice, and that they will enroll if accepted.

Click here for more information on how Early Decision works.

Please note that our admissions committee will only consider applicants for Early Decision who meet all our admissions requirements AND have an overall GPA of at least 3.30.

NEW FOR STUDENTS APPLYING IN 2017-2018: Interviews

The admissions committee is integrating interviews into our selection process this year. The committee will select well-qualified candidates to invite for interviews, which will be scheduled for late 2017 and early 2018. If you are invited for an interview, you will be notified via email (using the primary email address listed on your PTCAS application) with instructions for scheduling. Please make sure you are checking your email (and its spam folder/filter) regularly.

GRE Scores

When requesting ETS to report your GRE scores to us, you should use Institution Code 7639. Please note that this Institution Code is different from the code used for other programs at WVU. Using this code will result in your official scores being sent to PTCAS, who will verify your scores and send them on to us.

It is very important that you use the correct codes. If you do not use the correct codes, consideration of your application may be delayed.

Open House

During the fall semester, we offer two open house events for college undergraduates who plan to apply to our program.

  • Friday, September, 22, 2017 from 4pm to 6pm, WVU Health Sciences Center, Okey Patteson auditorium
  • Friday, October, 20, 2017 from 4pm to 6pm, WVU Health Sciences Center, Fukushima Auditorium

Campus Visits

Prospective applicants who have questions concerning our admissions requirements, prerequisites, and admissions process should plan to attend one of our open house events. If you cannot attend an open house, you are welcome to schedule an appointment through our Office of Student Services.

To schedule an appointment, please contact Ms. Brenda Wolfe, Academic Advisor at 304-293-1690 or email bwolfe@hsc.wvu.edu. Please contact us at least two weeks prior to your intended visit.