2019-20 Applicants

State University of New York Upstate Medical 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...

Wendy Meyer
Senior Assistant Director of Admissions
Office of Student Admission and Financial Aid
SUNY Upstate Medical University
766 Irving Ave.
Weiskotten Hall 1213
Syracuse NY, 13210
(315) 464-4570
admissfa@upstate.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
06/08/2020
Social networking
Facebook Page for Graduate Admissions Office
Twitter Page for PT Program
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
40
Anticipated size of next entering class
40
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
85%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
15%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Program Description more...

The Professional Doctoral Program is a full-time professional preparation program in physical therapy. Graduates of this program receive a Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree and are eligible to apply for licensure as physical therapists throughout the United States. The mission of the Department of Physical Therapy Education is the education of students to become generalist physical therapist professionals who are reflective, competent, compassionate and autonomous, and who are prepared to meet the changing physical therapy needs of society.

Application Deadlines

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

PTCAS applications must be submitted by December 16th. The applicant will have until February 1st to submit a completed application to our Admissions Office however please note that admissions is rolling so we don't recommend delaying submission of the supplmental application.  A completed application consists of the following:

* Verified PTCAS application

* Letters of Recommendation (sent via PTCAS)

* Official GRE scores (GRE code 0387)

* SUNY Upstate supplemental application

* Supplemental application fee

The SUNY Upstate supplemental application log-in information will be e-mailed to each applicant upon receipt of their verified PTCAS application.  Use the login and password from that e-mail to login.  Do not create an application from the SUNY Upstate website as you will not be able to access the Physical Therapy supplemental application.


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
No

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$150.00
Additional Information about Deposit
Deposits are refundable until March 1st. Refund requests must be made in writing or via e-mail.
Deposit Refundable?
Yes
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
3.59
3.59
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.58
3.58
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
While we do not have a minimum GPA requirement, we prefer 3.3 or higher cumulative GPA for interview consideration.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
0387
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
We recommend scores in the top 50th percentile.

SUNY Upstate must receive official GRE scores no later than Feb. 1. Admissions is rolling.

GRE exams must have been completed within five years of matriculation into the DPT program.

GRE exams may be waived for applicants who have completed a masters or doctorate degree at an accredited college or university. Applicants should contact Admissions at admiss@upstate.edu to make the request.

Observation Hours

 
* We encourage a variety of physical therapy volunteer experiences.

* We recommend shadowing in two, if not three, different types of sites.

* We strongly recommend at least one inpatient and one outpatient experience.

* While we don't have a minimum number of required shadowing hours, most applicants have at least 100 hours.
Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are required - no verification by a physical therapist
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
Yes
Supplemental fee amount
$65.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
Yes
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
No
Description of supplemental requirements
The SUNY Upstate supplemental application log-in information will be e-mailed to each applicant within a week of receipt of their verified PTCAS application.
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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
* One letter of recommendation must be from a licensed physical therapist the applicant shadowed or worked with in a PT setting.

* We prefer the second letter come from a science professor or other faculty member that taught the applicant at the college level.

* Personal letters of recommendation will not be considered.

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
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
International students who have completed all or part of their education abroad are required to have a course-by-course educational credential evaluation completed by an approved agency prior to the application deadline and sent directly to PTCAS. The exception to this is Canadian students. Canadian applicants send their official Canadian transcript(s) to PTCAS.

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
Only grades of "C" or higher will meet the prerequisite. Higher grades are required for a competitive admission application.

All prerequisite courses must be completed by June 1 of the year of proposed entrance.

All science requirements must include laboratories, and courses for science majors are expected.

To avoid delays in the screening of your application, it's important for the applicant to accurately label the "Course Type" for the science prerequisites. For example, if your General Chemistry I course included a lecture and lab but the Course Type is indicated as "Lecture Only", we have to reach out to the applicant to verify the information which slows down the review.
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
Varies
Link to program's prerequisite instructions
Anatomy & Physiology I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Any
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Anatomy & Physiology II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Any
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Biology I
General Biology I with lab that a science major would take.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General
Biology II
General Biology II with lab that a science major would take.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: General II
Chemistry I
General Chemistry I with lab that a science major would take.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry I
Chemistry II
General Chemistry II with lab that a science major would take.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry II
English Composition / Writing
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • English Composition I
  • English Composition
Physics I
General Physics I with lab that a science major would take.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
  • Physics: General
Physics II
General Physics II with lab that a science major would take.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics: General
  • Physics II
Psychology
Any 3 semester hour psychology elective will meet the prerequisite. Child or Developmental Psychology is recommended, but not required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Any
Social/Behavioral Science
Any 3 semester hours social science elective course will meet the prerequisite. Examples of social science courses include psychology, sociology, anthropology, and history.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Any
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Any
Statistics
A 3 semester hour statistics course is required. Other math courses, such as calculus, are not acceptable to meet the statistics prerequisite.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics