2019-20 Applicants

MGH Institute of Health Professions


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...

Lauren Putnam
Director of Admission
Office of Enrollment Services
MGH Institute of Health Professions
36 1st Avenue
Boston MA, 02129
(617) 726-1304
admissions@mghihp.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
06/01/2020
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Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
70
Anticipated size of next entering class
70
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
1%

Program Description more...

The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at the MGH Institute of Health Professions (MGH IHP) program consists of a three and one-half year, post-baccalaureate curriculum comprised of two and one-half years of academic and clinical experiences followed by a year-long, full-time, paid clinical internship for the majority of the students. This program is open to individuals who hold a bachelor's degree in any field and have completed the prerequisite credits required for admission. Our students have a variety of educational, occupational and geographic backgrounds, many pursuing second careers. This diversity provides a stimulating educational experience, and enriches the collaborative interactions between classmates and faculty.

The Physical Therapy Program at the Institute offers a unique integrated case-based curriculum focused on self-directed and team-based learning. Through this format, we embrace the view that students should be prepared to engage in an active, collaborative learning process that mirrors how physical therapists manage their own professional development. The curricular format prepares graduates to be proactive and responsive to the present and future needs of health care, including the incorporation of modern technology and innovation into education and practice. Our graduates are life-long, collaborative learners who are able to function effectively in inter-professional teams as well as use scientific and analytic approaches to clinical decision-making to achieve optimal patient-centered care through evidenced-based practice.

This program is for students interested in attaining the entry-level DPT degree, and is not suitable for foreign trained physical therapists looking for an advanced degree.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
10/01/2019
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates

Qualified applicants will be invited to an informational Open House in December.

The Institute requires completion of the Hepatitis B immunization series prior to matriculation. The 3 dose series must be initiated prior to December 1st preceding intended June matriculation. It is important to note that initiation of the series must occur prior to notification of an invitation to interview or you will be ineligible for matriculation.


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
Yes
Special eligibility requirements for Early Decision candidates
An interview is required only for Early Decision applicants and must be completed before decisions are sent out.

Please contact the Department of Physical Therapy for additional information.

Though generally conducted on-campus, virtual interviews will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$500.00
Deposit Refundable?
No
Due Date of First Required Deposit
01/17/2020

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
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.68
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
The program uses the highest grade for repeated courses in calculation of the prerequisite GPA.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7615
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
146
157
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
145
156
Analytical writing scaled score
3.5
4.5
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
Official GRE scores must be sent directly to PTCAS using the GRE code for MGH Institute Physical Therapy (#7615) by the application deadline. The GRE scores below are suggested minimums and the average for accepted students.

Observation Hours

 
A minimum of 10 hours is required. However, we strongly recommend a combination of depth and breadth of exposure. Breadth of exposure refers to sufficient time in a PT facility that an understanding of practice is that setting is acquired (typically more than 10 hours). Breadth refers to exposure in more than one type of setting (outpatient, inpatient, rehabilitation, pediatrics etc.), even if brief (< 10 hours), to understand how practice may vary from setting to setting.
Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are required - no verification by a physical therapist
Total number of PT hours REQUIRED
10
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
Description of supplemental requirements
If you have earned more than 1 license or certificate, please upload the additional information in the document upload section of the PTCAS application.
Supplemental Requirements
Applicants to MGH Institute of Health Professions must initiate a Hepatitis B series prior to December 1st preceding intended June matriculation. ,
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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
3
Additional information about program's reference requirements
At least one academic reference is required. The letter may be from a professor or your academic advisor.

Foreign Applicants and Transcripts

Citizenship types eligible for admission U.S. citizens
  • Canadian citizens
  • Foreign (non-U.S.) citizens with a visa
  • Foreign (non-U.S.) citizens
  • Other non-citizens (e.g., refugees)
  • U.S. citizens
  • U.S. permanent residents
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 WES foreign evaluation for Canadian courses to PTCAS
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
MGH Institute of Health Professions requires a course-by-course evaluation from World Education Services (WES) for coursework completed outside the U.S.

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide test scores from either the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or the IELTS (International English Language Testing System).

Please refer to the MGHIHP website for additional information.

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
* When entering courses in PTCAS, please remember to enter any in-progress or planned prerequisites. Applicants must have completed at least 5 prerequisites prior to application submission.

* If you have questions about the appropriateness of a prerequisite because it is atypical, submit a copy of the entire catalog course description to PT@mghihp.edu. Approval for courses that meet the description is not necessary.
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
Link to program's prerequisite instructions
Anatomy & Physiology I
May take 1 year of a combined Anatomy/Physiology (A&P) course to meet A&P requirements. Human Anatomy recommended; Vertebrate or Comparative Anatomy acceptable. One semester of combined A&P does not suffice.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Anatomy & Physiology II
May take 1 year of a combined Anatomy/Physiology (A&P) course to meet the A&P requirements. One semester of combined A&P does not suffice.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Biology / Biological Science
IHP does not accept Botany or Evolution Biology Biology is offered online at the Institute of Health Professions: https://www.mghihp.edu/prerequisite-courses-offered
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
Chemistry I
Chemistry courses should be taken in series (ie: Chemistry I & Chemistry II, Biochemistry I & Biochemistry II). All Chemistry courses must be taken within the Chemistry Department at your Institution. Chemistry is offered online at the Institute of Health Professions. https://www.mghihp.edu/prerequisite-courses-offered. Biochemistry I, Inorganic Chemistry I, and Organic Chemistry I accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry I
Chemistry II
Chemistry courses should be taken in series (ie: Chemistry I & Chemistry II, Biochemistry I & Biochemistry II). All Chemistry courses must be taken within the Chemistry Department at your Institution. Chemistry is offered online at the Institute of Health Professions. https://www.mghihp.edu/prerequisite-courses-offered. Biochemistry II, Inorganic Chemistry II, and Organic Chemistry II accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry II
Exercise Physiology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Exercise Physiology
Physics I
Physics does not have to be calculus-based and should not be engineering Physics. Physics I and II are offered online at the Institute of Health Professions https://www.mghihp.edu/prerequisite-courses-offered
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
Physics does not have to be calculus-based and should not be engineering Physics. Physics I and II are offered online at the Institute of Health Professions https://www.mghihp.edu/prerequisite-courses-offered
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Psychology
General or Abnormal Psychology (other psychology courses are not acceptable substitutes). Abnormal Psychology is offered as an online course at MGH Institute of Health Professions https://www.mghihp.edu/prerequisite-courses-offered
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: General I
  • Psychology: General
  • Psychology: General II
Statistics
The statistics course must include both descriptive and inferential statistics. Test & Measurement courses are typically not acceptable. Statistics is offered online at the Institute of Health Professions https://www.mghihp.edu/prerequisite-courses-offered
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics