2019-20 Applicants

Midwestern University - Downers Grove


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...

Mike Laken
Director, Admissions
Admissions Department
Midwestern University
555 31st Street
Downers Grove IL, 60515
(800) 458-6253
(630) 515-7200
admissil@midwestern.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
06/10/2020
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
56
Anticipated size of next entering class
56
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
79%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
21%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
16%

Sex

% Male
18%
% Female
82%

Race / Ethnicity

% Hispanic
2%
% Asian
11%
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
2%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin)
85%

Program Description more...

Midwestern University's Doctor of Physical Therapy Program offers a well-designed curriculum, enabling graduates to effectively and successfully meet the demands of working in today's health care community. Students and faculty form partnerships while developing the skills necessary for clinical practice and life-long learning. Our faculty bring with them a wealth of experience in physical therapy, and with the support of the clinical community, provide students with a dynamic, state-of-the-art professional education.

The focus of the full-time, 34-month professional program is the preparation of entry-level, generalist physical therapists who are able to provide competent, skilled professional services in a wide range of community and institutional practice settings that require independent judgment and self-sufficiency. The program provides opportunities for students from a variety of health care professions to work together and build collaborative relationships.

MWU’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program prepares entry-level practitioners to provide physical therapy services in a variety of community and institutional practice settings that require independent judgment, leadership, and self-directed practice. The program provides the foundation for graduates to identify and contribute to effective solutions to the major, emergent health issues of our society and to contribute to the academic and clinical education of future practitioners. MWU DPT graduates are prepared to make valuable, ongoing contributions to their communities, healthcare, and the Physical Therapy profession through leadership activities and collaborative efforts within professional education, practice, and research.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
12/16/2019
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
Yes
Important dates

Program orientation is June 5-7, 2020.


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
Yes
Special eligibility requirements for Early Decision candidates
Early decision candidates must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.2 and minimum science GPA of 3.0.

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$200.00
Additional Information about Deposit
Deposit is required by January 15, 2020 to hold a seat in the class and will be applied to first quarter tuition.
Deposit Refundable?
No
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
Science Cumulative
2.90
3.46
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
GPA is calculated based on all courses completed, including repeated courses.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
University GRE code
1769
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
12/15/2019
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
12/15/2014
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning % score
 
40%
Quantitative reasoning % score
 
39%
Analytical writing % score
 
58%

Observation Hours

 
Recommend that applicants have observation hours in a variety of patient care settings.
Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are not required but are highly recommended
Total number of PT hours RECOMMENDED
100+
DEADLINE for completion of all PT hours
12/15/2019
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
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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
Additional information about program's reference requirements
* Letter from Physical Therapist is RECOMMENDED.

* Letter from Science Professor is RECOMMENDED.

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
http://www.midwestern.edu

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?
Yes
Anatomy and/or Physiology (A&P) course prerequisites MUST be completed in biology, neuroscience, anatomy, or integrated physiology department
No
Anatomy
Human or vertebrate anatomy with lab. Course must be comprehensive of all body systems.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Biology / Biological Science
Biology with lab.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
Chemistry I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry I
English Composition / Writing
One composition/writing course REQUIRED. One Speech/Communication course RECOMMENDED. Other English/writing intensive courses accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Comm: Communication
  • Comm: Public Speaking
  • Comm: Speech
  • English Composition I
  • English Composition
  • English Composition II
  • English Department Course
  • Literature
  • Technical Writing
  • Writing
English Composition / Writing
One composition/writing course REQUIRED. One Speech/Communication course RECOMMENDED. Other English/writing intensive courses accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Comm: Communication
  • Comm: Public Speaking
  • Comm: Speech
  • English Composition I
  • English Composition
  • English Composition II
  • English Department Course
  • Literature
  • Technical Writing
  • Writing
English Composition / Writing
One composition/writing course REQUIRED. One Speech/Communication course RECOMMENDED. Other English/writing intensive courses accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Comm: Communication
  • Comm: Public Speaking
  • Comm: Speech
  • English Composition I
  • English Composition
  • English Composition II
  • English Department Course
  • Literature
  • Technical Writing
  • Writing
Math
College algebra or higher.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Mathematics: Algebra
  • Mathematics: Calculus
  • Mathematics: Geometry
  • Mathematics: Pre-Calculus
  • Mathematics: Trigonometry
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
Physiology
Human or vertebrate physiology. Course must be comprehensive of all body systems.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Social/Behavioral Science
One Psychology course is REQUIRED. Child/Developmental Psychology is RECOMMENDED. Other Psychology, Sociology, Human Anthropology courses accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
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
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Anthropology
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Any
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Ethnic Studies
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Social Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Sociology
Social/Behavioral Science
One Psychology course is REQUIRED. Child/Developmental Psychology is RECOMMENDED. Other Psychology, Sociology, Human Anthropology courses accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
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
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Anthropology
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Any
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Ethnic Studies
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Social Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Sociology
Social/Behavioral Science
One Psychology course is REQUIRED. Child/Developmental Psychology is RECOMMENDED. Other Psychology, Sociology, Human Anthropology courses accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
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
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Anthropology
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Any
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Ethnic Studies
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Social Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Sociology
Statistics
Course must include descriptive and inferential statistics.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics