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Duke University Doctor of Physical Therapy Division
311 Trent Drive Inter-Professional Education Building Durham NC 27710 United States
Phone+1 919.668.5206
Private
CAPTE Accredited
Program Description

Applicants are STRONGLY encouraged to answer the PTCAS optional essay question regarding COVID-19 prior to submitting their application.  

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Duke University is celebrating 80 years of excellence in providing the very finest in physical therapist education. The educational component of one of the country's oldest, most esteemed physical therapy programs, Duke's Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program traces its beginnings to a nine-month post-baccalaureate certificate program first offered by the School of Medicine in 1943. 

Since its inception, our faculty has been dedicated to the well-being and professional development of our students, providing excellence in prevention and care to the communities we serve, and fostering quality research in both clinical and basic sciences. Duke's Doctor of Physical Therapy curriculum is a two year and nine-month, full-time integration of clinical and didactic education. This integrated educational experience provides a comprehensive foundation in the science and art of physical therapy, preparing graduates to serve as primary care, evidence-based practitioners. 

Through excellence in education, clinical practice and research, our program has gained an international reputation and has consistently been ranked as one of the top physical therapist programs in the country.   

General
Program offers a guaranteed freshman admission pathway?
No
Dual Degrees
Will the professional (entry-level) PT program offer a satellite or branch campus to applicants during the upcoming admissions cycle?
No
Institution's Religious Affiliation
Interdenominational
Admission Interviews
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Yes
Deposits
Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Yes
Total cumulative deposit
$1000
Additional Information about Deposit
The $1,000.00 deposit is applied directly to the student's Fall tuition.
Deposit Refundable?
No
Deposits collected on a rolling basis after offer of admission made?
Yes
Incoming Class Profile
Anticipated Size of the Next Entering Class
108
Size of Most Recent Entering Class
105
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
13%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) U.S. applicants accepted
84.3%
% of CANADIAN applicants accepted
0.9%
% of INTERNATIONAL (non-U.S/non-Canadian) applicants accepted
1.9%
Sex
% Male
17.6%
% Female 
82.4%
Race/Ethnicity
% Hispanic 
10.2%
% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.9%
% Asian
13.9%
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
13.9%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin) 
73.1%
% Two or More Races 
13%
% Declining to State 
1.8%
Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) Status
Program housed at a Minority-Serving Institution No
Info
Founded1943
Contacts
  • Rose Woods
    Primary Contact
    Admissions Program Coordinator
    +1 919.668.5206