2019-20 Applicants

University of Mary


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 Dockter, PT, PhD
Program Director
Program in Physical Therapy
University of Mary
7500 University Drive
Bismarck ND, 58504
(701) 355-8053
(701) 355-8045
ptdept@umary.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
09/08/2020
Institution's religious affiliation
Catholic
Additional information about the class profile
Program gives a preference to applicants who have attended the University of Mary.
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Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
48
Anticipated size of next entering class
48
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
46%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
54%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
6%

Sex

% Male
27%
% Female
73%

Race / Ethnicity

% Hispanic
2%
% Asian
2%
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
2%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin)
88%
% Declining to State
6%

Program Description more...

The University of Mary is a private, Catholic, Benedictine university based in Bismarck, ND that offers exceptional education at an affordable cost. The Doctor of Physical Therapy degree is designed to prepare competent, ethical, compassionate, and caring physical therapists who serve the diverse healthcare needs of society in accordance with the Benedictine values. All students are required to complete a bachelor’s degree prior to admission into the 32-month professional phase of the program. The professional curriculum consists of interactive learning experiences that prepare the student to excel in an interdisciplinary health care environment. Service learning is an integral component of the educational program which includes an optional international service-learning experience. In collaboration with a faculty member, students complete a group research project, culminating with a presentation and paper in manuscript form.

Full and part-time clinical education experiences are completed at a large variety of diverse settings throughout the US and are spaced throughout the educational program. Students also manage a pro bono clinic on campus and provide physical therapy services under faculty guidance in order to practice their skills and serve the needs of the people in the region. The experienced faculty, representing several specialty areas of practice, are assisted by adjunct faculty, including physical therapists, physicians, and other healthcare professionals. The program is located in town in a 15,000 sq ft newly designed facility in town which allows ample space for research, clinical practice, and teaching and learning.

The University of Mary is located on the bluffs of the Missouri River in Bismarck, ND. Currently North Dakota ranks among the top states in the nation due to its strong economic climate and quality of life. The campus serves over 3000 undergraduate and graduate students and is one of the most affordable private universities in the nation. In addition to outstanding academic programs, the school offers 17 NCAA Division II sports.

Application Deadlines

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

Invitations for interviews will begin in September 2019.  Interviews will be held on scheduled dates which will be determined later, and will continue through February 2020.  Offers will be made to qualified applicants beginning in September 2019.


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
Yes
Special eligibility requirements for Early Decision candidates
Early decision candidates to the program must have 8 of 10 prerequisite requirements completed and a prerequisite GPA of 3.5 at the time of application.

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$500.00
Additional Information about Deposit
Accepted students are required to submit a non-refundable deposit that will be applied towards tuition.
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
2.75
3.61
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.58
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
A candidate may retake any prerequisite course one time, multiple repeats will not be considered. No more than 2 retakes in the prerequisite requirements will be considered. The higher of the 2 grades from an accredited institution will be used when calculating the prerequisite requirement GPA.

Applicant must complete 7 of 10 prerequisite course requirements by January 15th, 2020 to be considered for admission.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7564
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
12/01/2019
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
12/01/2012
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning % score
 
42%
Quantitative reasoning % score
 
37%
Analytical writing % score
 
53%
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
There are no minimum GRE scores required. Quantitative, Verbal and Analytical Writing scores are used in the evaluation of your application.

Observation Hours

 
Observation hours must be done within 2 years of the time of application to the program. Program recommends that applicants complete hours in a variety of physical therapy settings. We highly recommend that all observation hours be completed prior to your interview.
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
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?
Yes - for selected applicants only
Description of supplemental requirements
Applicants who accept an offer for the upcoming first year class are required to complete the online graduate application for the University of Mary. Details will be sent to the applicants at that time.
Supplemental Requirements
Online application to the University of Mary,
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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
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores?
Yes
Program policy for non-U.S. (foreign/international) coursework
Do not send any foreign documentation. PT program only considers U.S. courses
Program policy for CANADIAN coursework
  • Send original Canadian transcript to PTCAS
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
Further information about requirements for international students can be found at the Doctor of Physical Therapy webpage. http://www.umary.edu/academics/programs/doctorate-physical-therapy.php

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 minimum of 7 prerequisite courses need to be completed prior to consideration of the application. Should a student be accepted with less than 10 prerequisite courses, the acceptance is provisional until prerequisite courses are complete. Prerequisite courses which were completed more than 7 years ago will be accepted at the discretion of the admissions committee.
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
College level Anatomy and Physiology; may be taken together over two semesters or take 1 semester of Anatomy and 1 semester of Physiology. Coursework older than 7 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Anatomy & Physiology II
College level Anatomy and Physiology; may be taken together over two semesters or 1 semester of Anatomy and 1 semester of Physiology. Coursework older than 7 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Biology I
Botany, Zoology, Evolution and Ecology are not acceptable classes.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
Biology II
The program recommends Medical Microbiology, though other courses will be accepted. Botany, Zoology, Evolution and Ecology are not acceptable classes.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
Chemistry I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry I
Chemistry II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry II
Medical Terminology
Applicants must demonstrate competency by completing a Medical Terminology class (minimum grade of C, NOT calculated into the prerequisite GPA) or demonstrate competency by the end of the first semester in the Program.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Medical Terminology
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
Psychology
Acceptable courses are Developmental Psychology or Lifespan Psychology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
Psychology
Acceptable courses are Abnormal Psychology or Psychopathology.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Psychopathology
Statistics
The minimum acceptable grade is a C, and the course grade will NOT be calculated into the program's prerequisite GPA.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics