2019-20 Applicants

University of Scranton


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...

Melissa Afshari
Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions
The University of Scranton
Office of Graduate Admissions - The Estate
800 Linden Street
Scranton PA, 18510
(570) 941-4416
(570) 941-5431
melissa.afshari@scranton.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
06/01/2020
Institution's religious affiliation
Catholic, Jesuit Institution
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
40
Anticipated size of next entering class
40
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Program Description more...

The University of Scranton physical therapy department strives to enroll graduate-level students who are academically strong, caring, and committed to the profession of physical therapy. The DPT curriculum is designed to develop doctors of physical therapy who are knowledgeable, competent, service-oriented, self-assured, adaptable, reflective and sensitive to individual diversity. We are committed to the graduation of entry-level physical therapists who meet the changing needs of the individuals they will serve and are capable of providing physical therapy services in the physical therapy setting.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). The professional phase of the program requires the completion of three full years comprised of six semesters and three summer sessions. Following completion of all prerequisites and acceptance into the DPT program, the coursework begins in late May or early June with Anatomy for PT. The four, eight-week clinical internships occur during the second and third summer sessions and the entire final semester of the program. Internship sites are primarily located in the Middle Atlantic and Northeast regions of the United States, but the department also maintains clinical internship contracts throughout the country.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
11/15/2019
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
Other
Important dates

Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
No

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$500.00
Deposit Refundable?
No
Due Date of First Required Deposit
01/15/2020

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
3.76
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.20
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
Program uses the GPAs calculated by PTCAS. Please note, PTCAS GPAs may differ from those calculated on your transcripts due to the grade standardization process.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
No

Observation Hours

 
PT hours are required - a licensed physical therapist must verify hours using the PTCAS verification form.

Applicants must submit documented evidence of a minimum of 30 total hours of observation time.
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
30
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
3
Additional information about program's reference requirements
Program requires 3 letters of reference.

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

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
Prerequisite Courses must be completed with a grade of C or better (a C- is not an acceptable grade).
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 and/or Physiology
Human Anatomy and/or Physiology: 1 course, 3 credits minimum
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
Biology I
Students applying with baccalaureate degrees from other institutions should make note that courses such as botany are not acceptable for meeting the biology prerequisite. Acceptable courses must include some component of animal (mammalian) structure, function and development.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Microbiology
Biology II
Students applying with baccalaureate degrees from other institutions should make note that courses such as botany are not acceptable for meeting the biology prerequisite.Acceptable courses must include some component of animal (mammalian) structure, function and development.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Microbiology
Chemistry I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry I
Chemistry II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry II
Physics I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
  • Physics: General
Physics II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics: General
  • Physics II
Psychology
Applicant must take one general psychology course and one advanced psychology course.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General I
  • Psychology: General
  • Psychology: General II
Psychology (Advanced)
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
Acceptable Courses
Statistics
AP Credit can be used as Statistics pre-requisite.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics