Chatham University Physical Therapy Program
1 Woodland Road Pittsburgh PA 15232 United States
Phone+1 412.365.1825
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"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."

Program Description

IMPORTANT: Due to the impact of COVID-19, several requirements have been updated for the 2020-21 application cycle and are noted on our program webpage at www.chatham.edu/dpt.

Chatham University's Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program can be distinguished from other PT programs nationally on the basis of problem-based learning (PBL), our prime urban location, short program duration, and strong program outcomes:

Innovative Curriculum - Our PBL teaching methodology is a small group, student-centered approach that is more enjoyable for students, and studies show it advances communication, research, and lifelong learning skills.

The Pittsburgh Advantage - Chatham students reap the benefits of studying in a premier healthcare hub with access to a large and diverse network of hospitals, clinics and rehabilitation facilities. Pittsburgh also offers big city amenities with low cost of living.

Just Seven Semesters - Return on investment is high and fast when you can start earning a lucrative salary after only 28 months of study. Students pay a flat tuition rate per term, and our program is priced very competitively.

Alumni Success - Licensure pass rates are well above the state and national levels, and our program boasts a 100% job placement rate within six months of graduation. 

The admission contact for Chatham's DPT program is MJ Elmer, Assistant Director of Graduate Admission, who can be reached at m.elmer@chatham.edu or 412-365-1394. For information on the admission process and requirements, please visit www.chatham.edu/dpt

General
Program offers a guaranteed freshman admission pathway?
Yes
Dual Degrees
Will the professional (entry-level) PT program offer a satellite or branch campus to applicants during the upcoming admissions cycle?
No
Admission Interviews
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Yes
Additional information about interviews

* 2020-21 CYCLE UPDATE: Admission Interviews will be held virtually on Saturday, November 7, 2020

* Interviews are typically conducted on a Saturday in November for half a day. The session includes an introduction, overview of the program and problem-based learning, and a facility tour. Students must also complete an oral interview and a written portion which includes 2-3 essay questions. Interviews are by invitation only.

Deposits
Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Yes
Total cumulative deposit
$700
Additional Information about Deposit
The non-refundable deposit will be applied to the student's first semester tuition.
Deposit Refundable?
No
Due Date of First Required Deposit
01/15/2021
Incoming Class Profile
Anticipated Size of the Next Entering Class
40
Size of Most Recent Entering Class
40
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
60%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) U.S. applicants accepted
40%
Sex
% Male
30%
% Female 
70%
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