2019-20 Applicants

Mount St. Joseph 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...

Mary Brigham, MA
Assistant Director for Graduate Admission
Physical Therapy Department
Mount St. Joseph University
5701 Delhi Road
Cincinnati OH, 45233
(513) 244-4890
(513) 244-4233
Physical.Therapy@msj.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
06/03/2020
Institution's religious affiliation
Sisters of Charity - Catholic
Additional information about the class profile
As a benefit of choosing Mount St. Joseph University for their undergraduate education, graduates of the Mount may enjoy participation in the first interview round if they meet the September 1st deadline and:

- Adherence to PTCAS application process

- Must have completed 90 or more credit hours with degree awarded at the Mount

- Mount course work completed within 2 years of application deadline

- Conferment of a bachelor’s degree prior to program start

- GRE scores (within 5 years of application deadline)

- Overall and science GPAs greater than or equal to 3.0/ 4.0

- No prerequisite with a grade less than C (includes C-, C, C+)

- At least 2/3rds of prerequisite science course work completed prior to application deadline

- All prerequisite coursework must be completed prior to matriculation date

- Participate in the Interview process

MSJ undergraduate applicants who do not meet the September 1st deadline will be processed with the general admission applicants provided the November 1st deadline is met.
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Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
44
Anticipated size of next entering class
44
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
61%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
39%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Sex

% Male
34%
% Female
66%

Race / Ethnicity

% White (Not of Hispanic Origin)
93%

Program Description more...

What makes our DPT Program unique?

* New Health Sciences classrooms and laboratories are spacious and well equipped, including Anatomage lab, motion analysis using Dartfish and state of the art camera capture system.

* Physical Therapy students receive training on high fidelity simulation with SimMan3G and have access to other simulation experiences.

* 2016 & 2017 - 100% overall first time pass rate, Mount graduates have 100% employment and continuous 100% pass rate.

* The Physical Therapy Program provides students with diverse clinical experiences across the US and various opportunities to interact with the community. In addition, students have several on-campus integrated clinical experiences.

* Students enjoy a small student to faculty ratio.

* The Physical Therapy Faculty are readily accessible to their students and are committed to their success.

* Physical therapy students and faculty are active members of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Ohio Physical Therapy Association.

* Employers and clinical instructors state the University’s physical therapy students and graduates demonstrate a high degree of professionalism and preparedness.

* The Physical Therapy Program values its extensive ties with the regional healthcare community including Mother Margaret Hall, Bayley, and Children’s Hospital, among others.

* The Mount's DPT program offers several Inter-professional education experiences throughout the curriculum in collaboration with other departments in the School of Health Sciences.

QUOTES FROM ALUMNI:

* "I attribute much of my success as a therapist to my education from The Mount. Without the personal guidance of every faculty member, the well-constructed curriculum, or the constantly challenging course load I would not have had a knowledge or confidence to dive into the world of pediatric physical therapy. I believe it was the DPT program at The Mount that showed me that hard work pays off, and that countless hours of study for 3 years meant a lifetime of joy.I feel confident that every DPT student at The Mount has an advantage when it comes to starting out as a new graduate and helping to make their patient’s lives better!"

* "My experience at the Mount as a PT student was rewarding because of the dedicated talented faculty and the diverse clinical education opportunities I was afforded. I now manage a busy outpatient orthopedic practice and would not be able to do so if it was not for the strong foundation I received from the orthopedic experts on the Mount's faculty. The high expectations of professionalism and preparedness that were instilled in me by the Mount PT program are things I still carry with me today."

* "The Physical Therapy Program at the Mount has provided me opportunities to learn not only through academics but also through leadership roles in SPTA and hands-on experience with "real" patients. With this dynamic education I have received, I feel prepared to accept any challenge I am presented with in the future."

* "I like the small classes, the help offered by the registration staff and the professors who are passionate about their subject. I like the campus too even strangers greet you as you pass them in the hall."

* "We will be able to apply what we learn in a real-life patient setting, while gaining valuable hands-on experience treating patients. I believe the Mount makes it a priority to teach professionalism through experience."

* "Upon graduation, I gained a greater appreciation for my education when I entered the workforce. As an entry level therapist my critical thinking and reasoning skills were beyond my experience level, and were grounded in a sound knowledge base."

Application Deadlines

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

The Mount conducts interviews in November and January.  We hold Graduate Information Sessions throughout the year - visit www.msj.edu/gradinfo to register.

We recommend submitting your application by September 1, 2019 to be considered for the first interview round.

Application deadline for second interview round is November 1, 2019.

MSJ Undergraduate applicants - All application materials must be submitted to PTCAS by September 1, 2019 to be eligible for the early interview round. To be considered for the early inteview round, Mount students must have 90 or more credit hours and their degree awarded from the Mount within 2 years of application deadline.


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
No

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$1000.00
Additional Information about Deposit
Non-refundable. Deposit is applied to first semester tuition.
Deposit Refundable?
No
Due Date of First Required Deposit
01/15/2020

Interviews

Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Yes
Additional information about Interviews
The Mount conducts interviews in November and January. We recommend submitting your application by Sept.1 to be considered for the first interview round.

GPA

GPA Scores
MINIMUM GPA Score
AVERAGE GPA score for accepted students
Overall Undergraduate Cumulative
3.00
3.61
Science prerequisites
3.00
3.46
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
Program replaces grades and recalculates GPA if courses are repeated. Courses may be repeated one time. Program determines overall GPA from ALL institutions of higher education student attended. Science prerequisites include A&P I & II, Chemistry I & II, and Physics I & II.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7749
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
10/01/2019
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
10/01/2014
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
 
153
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
 
153
Analytical writing scaled score
 
4.0
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
Official GRE scores MUST be received by the application deadline of November 1st. If the GRE score is not received by PTCAS by November 1st, the application will not be considered. GRE scores MUST be sent to the program's PTCAS GRE code 7749. GRE scores sent directly to the university will NOT be accepted. It takes approximately 3 weeks for results to be sent to PTCAS after taking the GRE electronically and 4-6 weeks if taking a paper test.

Observation Hours

 
Completion and verification of at least 80 total hours of clinical observation with a minimum of 20 hours each in both inpatient AND outpatient physical therapy settings. PT observation hours must be completed and verified by a licensed physical therapist by the November 1st application deadline.
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
80
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Required
Outpatient
Required

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
No
Supplemental fee amount
$0.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
No
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
No
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
Additional information about program's reference requirements
Three references required, including one from a licensed physical therapist, one from an undergraduate professor, and the third from a supervisor, faculty member, academic or community colleague. No family members.

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
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
For International Students:

* Undergraduate transcripts from countries outside the United States will need to be evaluated by World Education Service (www.wes.org)

* TOEFL requirements: 220 computer based-83 on i-TOEFL. Requirements can be waived if the graduate department requires another standardized test, e.g., Graduate Record Examination (GRE), or if the undergraduate degree was earned at a college or university in the United States. Waiver of the TOEFL will be determined by the program director.

* For applicants on visa, submit a declaration of finances, either I-134 or certified bank statement on bank letterhead with dollar amount equal to one year's tuition, housing, etc. To be eligible for the student visa status (F-1), students must show that funds are available for the length of the program. Visit Financial Aid for more information on tuition changes.

* For applicants on F-1 visa, two letters of recommendation are required.

* Permanent residents must provide a copy of Alien Registration Card (green card) or a copy of visa documentation.

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
AP and dual credit courses will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
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
We do not accept exercise physiology for A&P. If A&P courses are separate, both must have labs. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted. AP credit not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
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
See A&P I. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
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: Comparative
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Chemistry I
We prefer a 2 semester SERIES of chemistry with labs. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted. AP credit not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry I
Chemistry II
See Chemistry I. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry II
Ethics
The course must include an examination of moral theories and analysis of moral concepts of goodness, right and obligation. Acceptable courses include Health Care Ethics, Business Ethics, Medical Ethics, Sports Ethics - 3 semester hours recommended.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 2
Acceptable Courses
  • Ethics
Physics I
Algebra/trigonometry or calculus based physics courses and labs are acceptable. AP credit not accepted. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
See Physics I. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Psychology
General or developmental psychology course.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Any
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: General
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
Statistics
Students with AP credit for Statistics need to have a research course in their undergraduate curriculum.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics