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Physical Therapy Application Instructions

All Doctor of Physical Therapy* (DPT) applicants must apply through the Oklahoma City University online graduate application system, as the program does not use PTCAS at this time. Applicant instructions are found on this page.

The 2019-2020 admission cycle will be available at OKCU from July 1st, 2019, through November 1st, 2019. All application documents must be submitted no later than November 1st.

The DPT Program does not have admission and enrollment practices that favor specified individuals or groups.

Application Materials

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

  • Completed OKCU Graduate Application form, which includes the following attachments:
    • Personal Essay answering the following question: “Describe a meaningful experience in your life. Reflect on how that experience influenced your personal growth, such as your attitudes or perceptions.”
    • Observation Hours
    • 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
      • Students can provide a letter from each, or add each person’s contact email in the recommendation section of the application for the recommender to complete an electronic form that is emailed to the recommender
  • Official GRE Score Report
  • OKCU Application Fee of $60
  • Official Transcripts are to be submitted directly to OKCU Graduate Admissions from each institution’s Office of the Registrar. These may be received electronically or via mail.
    • If you have an international transcript, please provide the WES evaluation to us.

All DPT applicants must meet the admission requirements.

Observation Documentation Form

Complete online

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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