Duke University Doctor of Physical Therapy Division
311 Trent Drive Inter-professional Building Durham NC 27710 United States
Phone+1 919.668.5206
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 over 76 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 eight-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
Due Date of First Required Deposit
01/15/2021
Incoming Class Profile
Anticipated Size of the Next Entering Class
108
Size of Most Recent Entering Class
96
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
18%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) U.S. applicants accepted
82%
Sex
% Male
33%
% Female 
67%
Race/Ethnicity
% Hispanic 
8.64%
% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.23%
% Asian
4.9%
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
7.4%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin) 
70.37%
% Declining to State 
6.17%
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