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University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Physical Therapy
1919 West Taylor Street, MC 898 Chicago IL 60612 United States
Phone+1 312.996.2411
Public
CAPTE Accredited
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"This page is intended for college transfer students and graduates ONLY. High school students MUST contact UIC's undergraduate admissions directly for information about the guaranteed freshman-entry program -- see https://gppa.uic.edu/. Do not apply using PTCAS."

Program Description
  • At the University of Illinois at Chicago, students complete eight terms (33 months) of didactic and clinical education that includes lecture courses, laboratory courses, seminars, and clinical education experiences.

    UIC DPT graduates are ahead of the curve: First-time licensure pass rate averages over 98%, and our overall licensure pass rate is 100%.

    The job market is strong. All graduates responding to a survey one year after graduation report they are working as physical therapists.

    Physical therapist education at UIC has been continuously accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) since 1973.

    We offer students:

    * unique opportunities to work with different patient populations in diverse clinical settings

    * a diverse student body representing a myriad of cultures and economic backgrounds

    * access to the University of Illinois Hospital (UI Health), as well as the department's own Faculty Practice -- with opportunities for clinical education experiences

    * world-class faculty in all major physical therapy specialties, including researchers with labs on site

    * an ever-increasing selection of elective courses and certificates in specialty areas, community service, and health and wellness topics

    * a prime location in the heart of Chicago's medical district

    * a top-notch academic program that's highly ranked by U.S. News & World Report
General
Program offers a guaranteed freshman admission pathway?
Yes
Dual Degrees
Dual-degree programs offered in conjunction with the PT degree
DPT students can apply for one of UIC's Residencies in Physical Therapy, as an optional step toward earning a PhD. UIC DPT students also have an option to stack certificates alongside their degree. Three certificates are available: Healthy Living Practitioner(TM), Certificate in Clinical Rehabilitation and Technology Research, and Technology-Based Health Communication and Promotion.
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

Interviews with select applicants typically occur between late October and early December, and only after your PTCAS application reaches verified status.

Deposits
Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Yes
Total cumulative deposit
$1000
Deposit Refundable?
No
Deposits collected on a rolling basis after offer of admission made?
Yes
Cost
Total Cost of Education for In-State Students
$80615
Total Cost of Education for out of State Students
$126460
Incoming Class Profile
Anticipated Size of the Next Entering Class
62
Size of Most Recent Entering Class
60
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
79%
% of WICHE (Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education) applicants accepted
0%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) U.S. applicants accepted
18%
% of CANADIAN applicants accepted
0%
% of INTERNATIONAL (non-U.S/non-Canadian) applicants accepted
3%
Sex
% Male
27%
% Female 
73%
% Declining to State
0%
Race/Ethnicity
% Hispanic 
6%
% Asian
15%
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
0%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin) 
74%
% Two or More Races 
5%
Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) Status
Program housed at a Minority-Serving Institution Yes
Minority-Serving Institution
Asian America and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI)
Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI)
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Founded1971
Employees25 to 100
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