2019-20 Applicants

Marymount University


This page is intended for college 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...

Paige MacMorland
Graduate Enrollment Coordinator
Graduate Enrollment Services
Marymount University
Ballston Center
1000 N Glebe Road
Suite 2050
Arlington VA, 22201
(703) 284-5905
(703) 527-3815
pmacmorl@marymount.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
08/24/2020
Institution's religious affiliation
Catholic
Social networking
Facebook Page for Graduate Admissions Office
Facebook Page for Parent University/College/School
Twitter Page for PT Program
Twitter Page for Graduate Admissions Office
Twitter Page for Parent University/College/School
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
42
Anticipated size of next entering class
38
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
38%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
62%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Sex

% Male
43%
% Female
57%

Race / Ethnicity

% Hispanic
5%
% Asian
17%
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
2%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin)
70%
% Two or More Races
5%

Program Description more...

The mission of the three year full-time Marymount University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is to prepare generalist practitioners to deliver best available physical therapist practice for improving movement, function and health across diverse individuals and communities. The program employs a dynamic learning-in-context environment that is warm and welcoming. Critical thinking, professionalism, respecting individual differences, and adherence to ethical practices ground all classroom, clinic, and community activities.

The program utilizes a modified problem-based (PBL) curriculum design that blends a traditional instructor-directed format with a more student-directed, problem-based, active-learning format. The student-directed, active-learning component revolves around commonly occurring patient problems that serve as catalyst for students to identify their learning needs and guide their learning activities. Marymount University is located in Northern Virginia just minutes from the nation’s capital. The Doctor of Physical Therapy program is located at Marymount's 4040 Center. The Ballston area of Arlington is a vibrant, active community with close access to the subway, bus system, numerous restaurants, shops, clubs, and the arts.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
10/15/2019
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates

Interviews will be conducted for selected applicants on Saturday, November 23, 2019.  Applicants selected for interview will be notified by email.  

The Physical Therapy Program’s Admissions Committee reviews all applications. Initial evaluation of applicants includes assessment of overall GPA, prerequisite science GPA, GRE scores, applicant’s written statement, community activities, and recommendations.

Special consideration is given to current Marymount students who have completed at least two full-time semesters at Marymount prior to applying, Marymount University graduates, and persons from minority groups that are underrepresented in the profession.

Applicants are selected based upon their qualifications and potential to contribute to the profession and their community, and who represent a broad diversity of backgrounds.

After the initial review of applicants’ preliminary materials, all individuals being considered for admission are invited to participate in a Department of Physical Therapy interview.  Interview Day consists of a personal interview, group activity, and facility tour.

Admission decisions are announced to applicants within 30 days following their scheduled interview.  

Marymount's DPT Program does not accept students seeking to transfer nor do we accept applications from persons dismissed from any PT program.


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
No

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$500.00
Due Date of First Required Deposit
01/15/2020

Interviews

Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Yes
Additional information about Interviews
Individuals being considered for admission are invited to participate in an interview. Interviews are by invitation only and an interview does not guarantee, but is required in order to be considered for admission.

GPA

GPA Scores
MINIMUM GPA Score
AVERAGE GPA score for accepted students
Overall Undergraduate Cumulative
3.00
3.36
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.38
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
Program calculation of prerequisite GPA considers the highest grade earned (if course was repeated).

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7738
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
09/15/2019
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
150
152
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
150
151
Analytical writing scaled score
3.5
4.0
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
Only official GRE scores sent directly to PTCAS using the code 7738 will be accepted. Scores sent directly to Marymount University will not be accepted and the file will be considered incomplete.

Applicants must have OFFICIAL GRE test scores submitted to PTCAS by the application deadline, 10/15/2019, to be considered.

If the GRE is taken more than once, test scores are not averaged. The highest score is considered.

Observation 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
40
Total number of PT hours RECOMMENDED
40
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
Yes
Supplemental fee amount
$30.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
No
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
No
Description of supplemental requirements
A supplemental fee of $30 must be paid to Marymount University for an application to be considered complete.

The Marymount Supplemental Fee may be paid by credit card or by check. Please follow the instructions on our payment website (https://www.marymount.edu/Admissions/Graduate/Applying) to complete submission of your supplemental fee.

Checks are accepted but may delay the processing of your application. Please send checks directly to Marymount University's Office of Graduate Enrollment:

Office of Graduate Enrollment, Marymount University
2807 N. Glebe Rd.
Arlington, VA 22207

Make check payable to Marymount University and include applicant name on check.

A supplemental fee waiver can be obtained only by attending an Open House held at Marymount University. If you have received this waiver, please email the code on the card you were given to grad.admissions@marymount.edu.
Supplemental Requirements
If you are using a course to meet our prerequisite requirement not identified in our prerequisite course list on our Program Page, please upload the catalog course description and/or syllabus to the "Program Materials" section of the application.
Link to supplemental forms or instructions
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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
A maximum of 12 credits of prerequisite coursework may remain incomplete at the time of application to the program in order to be considered for admission. No more than one prerequisite course may have a course grade of "C" or C+." All other prerequisite courses must have a grade of "B-" or better.
Bachelor's degree required prior to matriculation into PT program?
Yes
Anatomy and/or Physiology (A&P) course prerequisites MUST be completed in biology, neuroscience, anatomy, or integrated physiology department
No
Anatomy & Physiology I
A study of the structure and function of the human body with associated laboratory designed to strengthen anatomic and physiologic principles. A course that emphasizes the musculoskeletal, cardiac and nervous systems is strongly encouraged
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Anatomy & Physiology II
A study of the structure and function of the human body with associated laboratory designed to strengthen anatomic and physiologic principles. A course that emphasizes the musculoskeletal, cardiac and nervous systems is strongly encouraged
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Biology I
Introductory survey course for science majors with associated laboratory designed to strengthen course topics.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
Biology II
Introductory survey course for science majors with associated laboratory designed to strengthen course topics.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
Chemistry I
Introductory survey course for science majors with associated laboratory designed to strengthen course topics.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
Chemistry II
Introductory survey course for science majors with associated laboratory designed to strengthen course topics.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Physics I
Introductory survey course for science majors with associated laboratory designed to strengthen course topics. We accept non-calculus based Physics (physics for non-engineers).
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
Introductory survey course for science majors with associated laboratory designed to strengthen course topics. We accept non-calculus based Physics (physics for non-engineers).
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Psychology
We accept any course in Psychology.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Any
Statistics
Business Statistics will not be accepted for this prerequisite.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics