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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 1 through December 1. All application documents must be submitted no later than December 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 (Less during 2021-22 due to COVID restrictions)
    • PTCAS Fee (determined by # of designated programs)

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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