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Ready to take the next step toward enrollment in the School of Physical Therapy? Here’s how:

Apply to the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program

Application deadlines for Fall 2021

(Application deadlines for Fall 2020 have passed.)

  • July 1, 2020 – Begin accepting applications for Fall 2021
  • October 15, 2020 – Final deadline (CST 11 p.m.)
  • December 15, 2020 – Target date for notifying accepted students
  • January 30, 2021 – Target date for notifying alternate students

Apply for Admission

The application process for the DPT program is a two-part process. TWU participates in the Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (PTCAS). An applicant must submit required documentation to both TWU and PTCAS. 

To assist applicants in this process, step-by-step instructions are available.

Apply to the Doctor of Philosophy in Physical Therapy (Ph.D.) Program

Application deadlines

  • November 1 for spring registration
  • April 1 for summer and fall registration.

Apply for Admission

Applicants must first submit an online application for graduate admission along with the appropriate application fee. In addition, applicants must submit the following:

  • Official transcript from each university/college attended with degree earned indicated on transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation, preferably including one from the last employer and one from the last school attended
  • A statement indicating educational objectives and focus of professional and research interests. Include an evaluation of personal
  • strengths and weaknesses.
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Current copy of license to practice physical therapy in Texas

The above materials must be emailed to:

Mary Beth Daugherty

Once all materials are received, the application will be reviewed by the campus admission’s committee. The Post-Professional Committee will consider applications from students having recently completed or who are currently enrolled in entry-level education programs in physical therapy.

Contact Ph.D. program

For further information, contact:
Dr. Katy Mitchell, Houston campus:
Dr. Mary Thompson, Dallas campus: 

Apply to the DPT to Ph.D. Fast Track program

This program is not open to external applicants. Only current TWU DPT students may apply during the second and fifth semesters only.

Contact DPT to Ph.D. program

For further information, contact:
Dr. Katy Mitchell, Houston campus:
Dr. Mary Thompson, Dallas campus:

Apply to Certificate programs

Visit the certificate program pages to apply.

Apply to Residency programs

Visit the residency program pages to apply.

Page last updated 4:19 PM, January 21, 2020