2019-20 Applicants

MCPHS University


MCPHS University was formerly known as the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.


This page is intended for college transfer students and graduates ONLY. High school students MUST contact the institution directly for information about the Premedical and Health Studies pathway for physical therapy.

Contact Information more...

Alex Cole
Director of Admission
Admission Office
MCPHS University
19 Foster Street
Worcester MA, 01608
(508) 373-5607
admissions.worcester@mcphs.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
09/02/2020
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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...

The Physical Therapy Program at MCPHS University offers a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree for students who seek careers aimed at improving the health and well-being of people across the life span. The DPT program offers students from a variety of educational and experiential backgrounds a challenging course of study designed to prepare them for future roles in practice, patient education, research, policy, and advocacy as a Physical Therapist (PT).

The DPT Program includes:
• Clinical experiences beginning in the first semester
• Modern and well-equipped facilities
• Evidence based practice
• Numerous inter-professional activities
• Strong focus on professional behavior

One of the highlights of this program is our focus on building meaningful clinical experiences and service learning from early in the program to the full time clinical education experiences at the end. Students will participate in integrated clinical experiences that build on didactic information; and each semester will reflect the course content. For instance, when the students are in the acute care courses, they will be assigned to area acute care settings to see specialty clinics, post-surgical management and intensive care.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
04/01/2020
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
Yes
Important dates

Applications are accepted and processed on a rolling admission basis with interviews granted to qualified candidates beginning in October. Accepted students must submit a $750 non-refundable deposit by January 15th, 2020 (for students offered admission by December 15th, 2020 or earlier) or within 30 days of acceptance.


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
No

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$750.00
Additional Information about Deposit
Deposits are due by January 15th, 2020 (for students offered admission on Dec. 15th, 2019 or earlier), or 30 days from time of acceptance.
Due Date of First Required Deposit
01/15/2020

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
3.00
3.41
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.41
Math & Science GPA
3.00
3.21
 

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
University GRE code
3512
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
The School of Physical Therapy will accept GRE scores taken within 5 years.

Observation Hours

Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are required - no verification by a physical therapist
Total number of PT hours REQUIRED
10
Total number of PT hours RECOMMENDED
10
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?
No
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
No
Description of supplemental requirements
Supplemental information such as resume can be forwarded to Admissions.Worcester@mcphs.edu
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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
  • Send WES foreign evaluation for Canadian courses to PTCAS
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
MCPHS University requires course-by-course evaluations for all international transcripts- with a WES evaluation preferred. English translation is required for original foreign transcripts from matriculated students.

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
Math and science prerequisites must have been completed within the last ten (10) years. All prerequisite coursework must be completed at a regionally accredited institution with a letter grade of B- or higher.
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
Yes
Anatomy & Physiology I
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Neuroanatomy
  • A&P: Neurophysiology
  • A&P: Pathophysiology
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • Biology: Any
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Any
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Anatomy & Physiology II
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Neuroanatomy
  • A&P: Neurophysiology
  • A&P: Pathophysiology
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • Biology: Any
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Any
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Biology I
A course covering cellular and molecular biology with lab included. Substitutions for Biology I include Cell Biology with lab or Botany with lab.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Molecular
Biology II
A course covering organismal biology with lab included. Substitutions for Biology II include Genetics with lab, Zoology with lab, Microbiology with lab.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Zoology
Chemistry I
An introduction to chemistry with lab included. Topics covered in this course should include: mass, force, energy, interpreting phenomena in terms of atomic theory, gases, stoichiometry, periodic properties of the elements, and solutions.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Required
Credits
QH: 6
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Advanced
  • Chemistry: Any
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry I
Chemistry II
A course sequential to Chemistry I with lab included. Topics covered in this course should include: atomic structure, bonding, molecular geometry, reaction energetics and rates, equilibrium, redox and acid-base chemistry.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Advanced
  • Chemistry: Any
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry II
Exercise Physiology
Studies the physiological and adaptive responses of the human body to acute and chronic exercise stress. Examines how exercise affects major organ systems across the spectrum of healthy and unhealthy populations. Laboratory uses a variety of exercise equipment to apply physiological concepts to exercise testing, prescription, and training.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Recommended
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 4.5
Acceptable Courses
  • Exercise Physiology
Math
A math course with topics including limits, derivative rules, implicit differentiation, curve sketching, and optimization problems. Substitutions can include upper level calculus courses such as Calculus II, III, IV, etc. Calculus is preferred, however precalculus will be accepted.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 4.5
Acceptable Courses
  • Mathematics: Calculus
  • Mathematics: Pre-Calculus
Physics I
General course with lab covering topics in Newton’s Laws of Motion, work and energy, simple harmonic motion, waves, work and energy, electrostatics, DC circuits, electromagnetism, and applications. MCPHS will accept physics courses that are calculus or non-calculus based.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics: Any
  • Physics I
  • Physics: General
Physics II
General course with lab covering topics in Newton’s Laws of Motion, work and energy, simple harmonic motion, waves, work and energy, electrostatics, DC circuits, electromagnetism, and applications. MCPHS will accept physics courses that are calculus or non-calculus based.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics: Any
  • Physics: General
  • Physics II
Psychology
Topics should include perception, learning and memory, personality development, abnormal behavior and social influences on behavior. Example titles: General Psychology, Principles of Psychology, or Introduction to Psychology. Upper level psychology courses can be substituted to fulfill the Intro to Psychology requirement. Please note: Sociology or any other social science is not a substitute for psychology.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 4.5
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Advanced
  • Psychology: Any
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Death & Dying
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: General I
  • Psychology: General
  • Psychology: General II
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
  • Psychology: Psychopathology
  • Psychology: Rehabilitation
  • Psychology: Social
  • Psychology: Sports
  • Psychology: Statistics
Social/Behavioral Science
An upper level psychology course is preferred.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 4.5
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Advanced
  • Psychology: Any
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Death & Dying
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: General I
  • Psychology: General
  • Psychology: General II
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
  • Psychology: Psychopathology
  • Psychology: Rehabilitation
  • Psychology: Social
  • Psychology: Sports
  • Psychology: Statistics
Statistics
An introduction to descriptive and inferential statistical principles. Example titles: Introduction to Statistics, Introduction to Probability, Biostatistics, Business Statistics, Social Statistics, and Statistics for Psychology.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 4.5
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics