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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 50 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 virtual open house events for prospective students; dates for the open houses will be posted below.

Why Choose WVU?

Commitment to a Culture of Inclusion

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

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

Please note we have adjusted some of our admissions policies for the 2020-2021 admissions cycle in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. A summary of these adjustments is posted under COVID-19 and Applications for 2020-2021.

Applicants should visit the PTCAS website and carefully review the instructions for submitting their application.

Application Deadline

For the 2020-2021 admissions cycle, our application deadline is November 2, 2020.

Contact Information

If you have questions (after reviewing this website and our PTCAS profile page) please contact:


The admissions committee will select well-qualified candidates to invite for interviews, which will be scheduled for late 2020 and early 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most interviews will be conducted by video web conferencing. 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.