University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
Doctor of Physical Therapy Program- Admissions P.O. Box 413- Pavilion 350 Milwaukee WI 53201-0413 United States
Phone+1 414.229.3360
Latest Updates
  • PostedMonday, April 27, 2020 at 11:54 AM
    Changes for 2020-21 cycle due to COVID-19: Due to the challenges and restrictions from COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, the UWM DPT program implemented the below changes for the Class of 2024 application cycle: Observation Hours: Clinical sites started restricting observation hours in March due to COVID-19. An alternative requirement embedded within PTCAS is available for any applicant not meeting the required 40 hours of observation (20 inpatient and 20 outpatient) as of March 15th, 2020. An applicant with 40 hours of observation completed by March 15, 2020, should submit their verification on PTCAS as directed in the application. GRE: GRE scores are required. ETS is now offering home testing for the GRE. Please visit the ETS website for additional information. Pass/Fail Grades for Spring 2020 coursework: Pass/fail graded coursework will be accepted, EXCEPT for the Required Prerequisite Courses. All of the Required Prerequisite Courses need a final letter grade.
    Changes for 2020-21 cycle due to COVID-19: Due to the challenges and restrictions from COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, the UWM DPT program implemented the below changes for the Class of 2024 application cycle: Observation Hours: Clinical sites started restricting observation hours in March due to COVID-19. An alternative requirement embedded within PTCAS is available for any applicant not meeting the required 40 hours of observation (20 inpatient and 20 outpatient) as of March 15th, 2020. An applicant with 40 hours of observation completed by March 15, 2020, should submit their verification on PTCAS as directed in the application. GRE: GRE scores are required. ETS is now offering home testing for the GRE. Please visit the ETS website for additional information. Pass/Fail Grades for Spring 2020 coursework: Pass/fail graded coursework will be accepted, EXCEPT for the Required Prerequisite Courses. All of the Required Prerequisite Courses need a final letter grade.
Program Description

Doctors of Physical Therapy at the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee (UWM) are uniquely educated in an urban setting, at a research-intensive campus. The UWM Doctor of Physical Therapy Program conducts a holistic review of applicants and strives to consider a balance of each applicant's personal attributes and experiences alongside of their accomplishments. Our focus is to graduate practitioners, researchers, and educators to be leaders in the profession of Physical Therapy across the lifespan.

UWM is able to boast a 99% pass rate of our graduates on the National Physical Therapy Licensing Examination. We are also proud to uphold a 90% graduation rate. 

A number of program strengths support these outcomes including: talented students; our small class sizes offering personalized student attention; our cohesive faculty that is highly trained and motivated; and our high quality classroom and clinical education. Comprehensive practical examinations, completed each semester, encompass application of academic preparation with clinical skill performance, featuring students working one-on-one with faculty. Graduates of the UWM DPT program highlight this dynamic assessment as a major factor in their successes during student clinical experiences as well as in the workplace, as clinicians. The UWM program faculty supports a competency-based curriculum in order to optimize each student's preparation as a Doctor of Physical Therapy.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is one of two state, public doctoral research institutions. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has been recognized by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education as one of a select number of institutions with the highest research activity, a group often referred to as R1.  This setting affords students in the DPT program at UWM access to numerous resources.  Faculty collaborate with other departments, and students can study under the direction of research mentors; participate in interdisciplinary research projects; attend research seminars and clinical conferences; and take advantage of the extensive library resources and campus support services.

BONUS- Milwaukee offers plenty of fun-filled activities year round. With its world-renowned summer festivals, rich culture, beautiful parks, beaches, farmers' markets and professional sports teams; it's a city that can't be beat!  UWM is located within easy walking distance of several neighboring communities, as well as the shores of Lake Michigan. The Milwaukee lakefront is known for great scenery, hiking, and biking trails. 

The University of Wisconsin System Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) of the American Physical Therapy Association.

For additional information, visit our website:
www.dpt.uwm.edu

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
Admission Interviews
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
No
Deposits
Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Yes
Total cumulative deposit
$500
Additional Information about Deposit
This deposit is part of the registration process; only for applicants that are offered admission to the program.
Deposit Refundable?
No
Due Date of First Required Deposit
10/30/2020
Cost
Total Cost of Education for In-State Students
$55829
Total Cost of Education for out of State Students
$125902
Incoming Class Profile
Anticipated Size of the Next Entering Class
26
Size of Most Recent Entering Class
26
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
75%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) U.S. applicants accepted
25%
Sex
% Male
50%
% Female 
50%
Additional information about the class profile
Strong candidates are encouraged to apply during the early priority admission phase. The UWM DPT program does not reserve a certain percentage of placements for the regular admission phase. If we review enough competitive applications in the early priority admission phase to fill our class, we will do so.



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