2019-20 Applicants

Marquette 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...

Andrew J Starsky BSEE, MPT, PhD
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy
Marquette University
College of Health Sciences
Department of Physical Therapy
Schroeder Complex, 349
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee WI, 53201-1881
(414) 288-7161
Andrew.Starsky@Marquette.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
08/26/2020
Institution's religious affiliation
Roman Catholic-Jesuit
Additional information about the class profile
Our Admissions Committee fills the majority, but not all, of available positions into the professional phase of our DPT Program with applicants who are currently enrolled within Marquette University and/or have taken at least 11 of the 23 pre-requisite course credits at Marquette. These internal transfer candidates would apply for consideration using the Marquette University application found on our website at:
http://www.marquette.edu/physical-therapy/documents/DPT_internal_appl.pdf whereas external candidates apply through PTCAS.

Over the past 12 years, we have averaged approximately 14 available positions to fill with transfer candidates into the DPT professional phase in a given year. During this same time frame, our transfer candidate applicant pool has ranged between 76 to 185 students.
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Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
69
Anticipated size of next entering class
69
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
20%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
80%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Sex

% Male
10%
% Female
90%

Race / Ethnicity

% Hispanic
10%
% Asian
5%
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
5%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin)
80%

Program Description more...

Marquette is a Catholic and Jesuit University rooted in the heart of metropolitan Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with an enrollment of approximately 12,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Our mission is dedicated to excellence, faith, leadership and service to others including individuals of diverse and underserved populations locally and globally.

The entry-level Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) Program at Marquette University primarily admits freshmen (i.e. Early Assurance). Marquette does accept a number of transfer students from within and outside of Marquette University to fill a limited number of available positions into the DPT professional phase. Our DPT Program is housed within the College of Health Sciences with a curriculum designed to develop the student as a generalist practitioner for ethical and effective clinical practice for patients across the age continuum. We aspire to develop students to become critical thinkers and life-long learners who contribute to and apply evidence for the restoration of function and the prevention of disease. Ranked 12th in the country by US News and World Report, 2012, the 3 year and 2 summer professional phase of the curriculum includes 30 weeks of internship from among over 530 approved clinic sites nationwide. The curriculum includes dissection of the human cadaver and opportunities for elective coursework concentrations in specialty areas of clinical practice.

Other features of our physical therapy education program include: Students who represent a wide variety of undergraduate degrees obtained with a demonstrated track record of leadership. They have been the driving force behind a Foundation for Physical Therapy premier event called the Marquette Challenge which has raised over 2.5 million dollars to support research endeavors; a distinguished faculty made up of national teaching excellence, research, and service award winners, APTA Fellows, Fulbright scholars, Board certified Specialists, master clinicians, textbook authors, and the JOSPT editor-in-chief; a commitment to cultural diversity with state and federal grants to support minority and disadvantaged students; The Marquette University Physical Therapy Neurological PT Residency Program, accredited by the APTA and co-sponsored by the Zablocki VA Medical Center; PhD and Masters degree programs in Clinical and Translational Rehabilitation Health Sciences (CTRH), partially supported by funds from the National Institutes of Health; The Marquette Sports Rehabilitation Clinic (MSRC) which provides physical therapy, athletic training and sports rehabilitation services to Marquette students, employees and their families; The Marquette ComMUnity Pro Bono PT Clinic for patients who are uninsured or under-insured; an employment record of 100% job placement the past three years within six months of passing licensure examination. A 97% graduation rate the past 3 years within the normally expected time frame; and, a 100% ultimate licensure examination pass rate.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
11/01/2019
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates

Interviews may be required and conducted on Marquette University's campus or via SKYPE, at the applicant's expense, during December of 2019.



 


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
Deposits are non-refundable and are to be paid by check made payable to Marquette University and mailed to: Department of Physical Therapy, Schroeder Health Complex, Room 346A, P.O. Box 1881, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201-1881.
Due Date of First Required Deposit
12/15/2019

Interviews

Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Yes
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GPA

GPA Scores
MINIMUM GPA Score
AVERAGE GPA score for accepted students
Overall Undergraduate Cumulative
3.20
3.80
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.20
3.87
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
Our Admissions Committee for the DPT Program uses the highest grade earned in local GPA calculations, if the course was repeated. Courses taken at a Community College or University Extension are accepted, but typically are not as competitive as those earned in a 4 year college.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
0558
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
11/01/2019
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
01/01/2015
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
150
158
Verbal reasoning % score
45%
78%
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
150
157
Quantitative reasoning % score
40%
68%
Analytical writing scaled score
4.0
4.5
Analytical writing % score
56%
80%

Observation Hours

 
It is highly recommended that observation hours as an employee and/or in a volunteer capacity be varied according to clinical practice environment (e.g. acute inpatient setting; post acute rehab; outpatient private practice; skilled nursing facility; school setting; etc.), age and diagnoses of patient populations served, and be culturally diverse.
Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are not required but are highly recommended
Total number of PT hours REQUIRED
Other
Total number of PT hours RECOMMENDED
120
DEADLINE for completion of all PT hours
11/01/2019
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
Yes
Supplemental fee amount
$20.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
No
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
No
Description of supplemental requirements
Applicants should send a $20 supplemental fee to:

Department of Physical Therapy
Schroeder Complex, 346B
Marquette University
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
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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
2

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
  • Foreign (non-U.S.) citizens
  • Other non-citizens (e.g., refugees)
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
Prerequisite coursework is listed. Please also pay your $20 additional processing fee.
Bachelor's degree required prior to matriculation into PT program?
Varies
Anatomy and/or Physiology (A&P) course prerequisites MUST be completed in biology, neuroscience, anatomy, or integrated physiology department
Yes
Link to program's prerequisite instructions
Anatomy & Physiology I
Coursework older than 5 years not accepted.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 5
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
Biology I
Coursework older than 5 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: General I
Chemistry I
Coursework older than 5 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry I
  • Chemistry I
Chemistry II
Coursework older than 5 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry II
  • Chemistry II
Medical Terminology
Coursework older than 5 years not accepted.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 1
Acceptable Courses
  • Medical Terminology
Physics I
Coursework older than 5 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
Coursework older than 5 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Psychology
Coursework older than 5 years not accepted
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Developmental
Statistics
Coursework older than 5 years not accepted.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Psychology: Statistics