Physical Therapy Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements and Eligibility

The following are required to be considered for admission:

  • a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university prior to entry into the Physical Therapy Program
  • a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA* for all college and university coursework
  • a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA* for all prerequisite science coursework
  • no more than one (1) prerequisite course can have a course grade of “C” or “C+”. All other prerequisite courses must have grades of “B-” or better *.  Click here for a list of our accepted prerequisite coursework
  • up to 12 credits of prerequisite coursework may remain incomplete at the time of application to the program; any remaining prerequisite coursework must be completed with a course grade of “B” or better before entering the DPT program *
  • two references (please see the list of acceptable evaluators here)
  • receipt of Marymount University supplemental application fee
  • invitation to MU DPT Interview Day (interviews are by invitation only and are required for admission)

We recognize applicants applying during the 2021/2022 application cycle may not meet Marymount University’s posted grade requirements due to the various official grading policies from applicant institutions as a result of the coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic.  We are prepared to practice flexibility in our admissions requirements with regard to pass/fail grading policies.

We appreciate that our posted minimum of documented clinical exposure hours (40) may be difficult for some applicants during the time of the coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic.  This requirement was put into place to offer appropriate exposure to the physical therapy clinic environment to have a realistic expectation of day-to-day life in the profession.  While 40 hours of observation is recommended, we recognize our 40 hour minimum may not be possible for some applicants.

NOTE: Completion of minimum requirements does not guarantee an invitation to interview or admission to our program. 

Marymount’s DPT Program does not accept students seeking to transfer nor do we accept applications from persons dismissed from any PT program.

Admissions Coordinator Contact Information:

James R. Spelman

Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions
(703) 284-6899
Schedule an appointment with James