2019-20 Applicants

Duquesne University


This page is intended for college transfer students and graduates ONLY. High school students MUST contact the institution directly for information about the guaranteed freshman-entry program. Do not apply using PTCAS.

Contact Information more...

Chris Hilf
Director of Enrollment Management
Office of the Dean, Rangos School of Health Sciences
John G. Rangos, Sr. School of Health Sciences
Duquesne University
308 Health Sciences Building
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh PA, 15282
(412) 396-5653
rshs@duq.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
08/24/2020
Institution's religious affiliation
Roman Catholic
Additional information about the class profile
The Program accepts all students who were admitted to Duquesne University as freshmen biology/physical therapy majors and who have successfully completed all academic requirements for entrance into the physical therapy professional program. Given this, the number of seats available for second degree students fluctuates from year to year. We anticipate 5 or fewer seats will be available for second degree students this cycle.
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
40
Anticipated size of next entering class
40
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
60%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
40%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Program Description more...

Duquesne University is a Catholic university located on a beautiful 50-acre campus overlooking downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Duquesne’s mission, to serve God by serving students, is reflected in the physical therapy program and manifested in the quality of our graduates. Alumni of Duquesne are compassionate and ethical doctors of physical therapy who are excellent clinical practitioners. Their excellence is fostered by an extensive foundation of basic and clinical sciences, a multi-tiered curricular focus on critical evaluation and use of the scientific/professional literature, and rich coursework in professional and interpersonal development.

The basic sciences of anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, exercise physiology, and neuroscience are the scientific core of our educational program. These sciences provide our students with a strong foundation for clinical practice and are taught by professors who are both clinicians and scientists.

The clinical practice component of the curriculum includes courses in orthopedic, neurological, pediatric, geriatric, and cardiopulmonary physical therapy. Clinical courses are taught by core faculty who are practicing physical therapists with extensive clinical experience in the subjects that they teach. In addition to academic coursework, students in the program complete four diverse clinical education experiences. To ensure breadth of education, each student completes one experience with outpatients, one with inpatients/acute care, and a third experience with patients who require extended rehabilitation. The remaining experience allows students to focus their clinical education on areas of practice specific to their interests and career goals. This combination of experiences produces graduates who are well-prepared generalist practitioners with an emerging area of focus for their future careers.

The research aspect of the program prepares students to consume and critically analyze the scientific literature as it relates to the practice of physical therapy. Foundational concepts in research and evidence-based practice are introduced early, developed in subsequent clinically-oriented courses, and integrated into patient/client management through assignments that accompany the four clinical experiences. Professionalism is woven throughout the curriculum. Our education in professionalism includes a focus on the psychological, social, cultural, and communication issues relevant to the practice of physical therapy. The mastery that our students develop in these areas, coupled with a firm foundation in the ethical tradition of Duquesne, produces graduates who are compassionate caregivers.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
12/02/2019
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates

Since the majority of our students are accepted into our program directly from high school, we anticipate having an extremely limited number of seats for the 2019-20 admission cycle (matriculation Fall 2020).

Please visit our website or contact Chris Hilf by email (hilfc@duq.edu) or phone (412-396-5653) for additional details.


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
No

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$250.00
Additional Information about Deposit
Check or money order made out to Duquesne University by May 1st.
Due Date of First Required Deposit
01/15/2020

Interviews

Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
No
Footer label here
Footer Text here Footer Text here Footer Text here Footer Text here Footer Text here Footer Text here

GPA

GPA Scores
MINIMUM GPA Score
AVERAGE GPA score for accepted students
Overall Undergraduate Cumulative
3.00
3.50
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.30
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
The highest earned course grade is considered for repeated courses. However, when two or more candidates are equivalent in GPA performance, the candidate who has not repeated a course will be more competitive for a seat in the class.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7603
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
156
 
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
146
 

Observation Hours

 
Observation hours must be close to evenly divided between at least two patient populations (eg. inpatient 60 hours - outpatient 40 hours).



Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are required - a licensed PT must verify hours w/ signed form uploaded or online via PTCAS
Total number of PT hours REQUIRED
100
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
No
Supplemental fee amount
$0.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
Yes
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
No
Description of supplemental requirements
Primarily demographic information.
Legend
Applicant must send one reference from this SPECIFIC type of evaluator
Applicant must send reference from ONE OR MORE evaluators in category to fulfill program's requirements
Evaluator type ACCEPTED
Evaluator type NOT accepted

Evaluator Types

Physical Therapist
Physical Therapist (additional)
Professor in Major
Professor
Academic
Supervisor/Employer
Teaching Assistant
PTA
Pre-PT Advisor
Politician
Health Care Professional
Friend
Family Member
Co-worker
Clergy
Other
Number of references required by program
3

Foreign Applicants and Transcripts

Citizenship types eligible for admission U.S. citizens
  • U.S. citizens
  • U.S. permanent residents
  • Canadian citizens
  • Foreign (non-U.S.) citizens with a visa
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores?
Yes
Program policy for non-U.S. (foreign/international) coursework
Send WES foreign transcript evaluation to PTCAS
Program policy for CANADIAN coursework
  • Send original Canadian transcript to PTCAS
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework

After you select the program and enter your coursework on the application, you may be required to match your courses to the program's course prerequisites in the "Prerequisites" tab of the "Program Materials" section.
General information
Bachelor's degree required prior to matriculation into PT program?
No
Anatomy and/or Physiology (A&P) course prerequisites MUST be completed in biology, neuroscience, anatomy, or integrated physiology department
A&P is not required by program
Biology I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
Biology II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
Chemistry I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry I
Chemistry II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry II
Physics I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Psychology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General I
  • Psychology: General
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
  • Psychology: Rehabilitation
Statistics
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics