2019-20 Applicants

Misericordia University


The Physical Therapy program at Misericordia University accepts most of its students directly from high school into a Pre-DPT program.  Students pursue an undergraduate major while completing the DPT prerequisites, and are then guaranteed progression into the graduate DPT program upon achieving specific academic criteria.

A very limited number of students is typically accepted on a space-available basis into the graduate portion of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program.  The Physical Therapy Department anticipates having no more than three seats available in the DPT class for graduate admission during the 2019-2020 admissions cycle.  The DPT program may, however, have available seats in the future.  To apply, contact the Admissions Office directly:  www.misericordia.edu/apply


A very limited number of students is typically accepted on a space-available basis into the graduate portion of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. We anticipate having no more than 3 seats available in the DPT class for graduate admission during the 2019-2020 admissions cycle. To apply, contact the Admissions Office directly: www.misericordia.edu/apply.

Contact Information more...

Maureen Sheridan
Assistant Director of Admissions (Transfers)
Misericordia University
301 Lake Street
Dallas PA, 18612
(570) 674-6255
admiss@misericordia.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
01/18/2021
Institution's religious affiliation
Catholic
Additional information about the class profile
The Physical Therapy program at Misericordia University accepts most of its students directly from high school into an undergraduate Pre-DPTprogram. Students pursue an undergraduate major while completing the DPT prerequisites, and are then guaranteed progression into the graduate DPT program upon achieving specific academic criteria.
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Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
50
Anticipated size of next entering class
50
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
70%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
30%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Sex

% Male
40%
% Female
60%

Race / Ethnicity

% Hispanic
4%
% Asian
4%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin)
82%
% Two or More Races
4%
% Declining to State
6%

Program Description more...

The majority of students are admitted at the freshman year level. They complete 6-1/2 years of study, resulting in a bachelor’s degree and a doctor of physical therapy (DPT) degree. During the first 3-1/2 years, the student completes the requirements for a bachelor’s degree in an area of the student’s choice. A student admitted at the post-baccalaureate level completes 3 years of graduate study, resulting in a DPT degree. The graduate DPT program is eight semesters in length.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
1000
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates

Misericordia University will not accept any PTCAS applications during the 2019-20 cycle.  To submit an application, contact the University Admissions Office at www.misericordia.edu/apply


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
No

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$300.00
Deposit Refundable?
No
Due Date of First Required Deposit
08/31/2020

Interviews

Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
No
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GPA

GPA Scores
MINIMUM GPA Score
AVERAGE GPA score for accepted students
Overall Undergraduate Cumulative
3.20
3.50
Natural Science GPA
3.00
3.50
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
No more than one grade of C in prerequisite Natural Science courses.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
No
Description of select applicants
GRE required for applicants whose SAT or ACT scores are more than 5 years old.
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7596
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
05/15/2015

Observation Hours

 
Minimum total of 50 hours; must be in at least 2 different types of settings.
Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are required - no verification by a physical therapist
Total number of PT hours REQUIRED
50
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

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
Do not send any foreign documentation. PT program only considers U.S. courses
Program policy for CANADIAN coursework
  • Send original Canadian transcript to institution
  • Send WES foreign evaluation for Canadian courses to institution
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
English translation required for original foreign transcripts.

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
Misericordia University will not accept any PTCAS applications during the 2019-20cycle.
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
Link to program's prerequisite instructions
Anatomy & Physiology I
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
Anatomy & Physiology II
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Human
Chemistry I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
Chemistry II
Course must include organic chemistry with lab (4 credits).
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Organic
Physics I
Physics I with Lab (Non Calculus Based) - 4 credits.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
Physics II with Lab (Non Calculus Based) - 4 credits.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
Psychology
Introduction to Psychology
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General
Psychology
Child & Adolescent Psychology. 3 of 3 psychology courses required.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
Social/Behavioral Science
Introduction to Sociology.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Sociology
Statistics
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Mathematics: Statistics