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Physical Therapy Application Instructions

All Doctor of Physical Therapy* (DPT) applicants must apply through the Physical Therapy Central Application Service (PTCAS). Application instructions for PTCAS are found at PTCAS.ORG.

The admission cycle will be available from July 1st through November 1st. All application documents must be submitted no later than November 1st. The cohort will begin in June, so you are applying for the following summer term.

The DPT Program does not have admission and enrollment practices that favor specified individuals or groups. All DPT applicants must meet the admission requirements.

Application Materials

In order to complete the DPT Application, applicants must submit the following:

  • PTCAS Application, which includes the following:
    • Transcripts
    • 3 Letters of Recommendation
      • 1 letter each from the following: Licensed Physical Therapist whom the applicant has observed; Science Professor/Instructor; Additional Professor, health professional, or recent/current employer or supervisor
    • Resume/CV
    • Official GRE Score Report: OCU PTCAS Designated Institution Code = 4914
    • Observation Hours will be entered in PTCAS as well:
      • Need 48 hours of PT observation
    • PTCAS Fee (determined by # of designated programs)
    • OCU Supplemental Application
      • No attachments will be submitted with the OCU Supplemental Application.
      • No separate application fee.

Supplemental Application Instructions

The OCU Supplemental Application may be completed at any time during the admission cycle (July 1 – November 1), either before or after completion of the PTCAS application.

Steps to Complete the OCU Supplemental Application

  1. After clicking the application link below:
  2. Create an application username and password (this will allow you to save and complete the application at your convenience).
  3. Select “DPT: Doctor of Physical Therapy.”
  4. Select term: “Summer 2021.”
  5. Select “Save and Continue.”
  6. Complete the application form, and follow any instructions on the application–you do not need to submit new recommendations or transcripts (we use all PTCAS documents).
  7. Submit the application.

Complete the OCU Graduate Application

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Questions? Contact the Office of Graduate Admissions

Call 405-208-5094


*Oklahoma City University is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist education program, which is required for licensure in all states. Please visit our accreditation page for a full statement on accreditation and up-to-date information on program accreditation and timelines.

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