Tufts University (for Jan. 2022 Start) Doctor of Physical Therapy
Doctor of Physical Therapy School of Medicine 145 Harrison Avenue Boston MA 02111 United States
Phone+1 617.636.3504
Supplemental Requirements
Supplemental FEE required?
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
Deadline for Submission of Supplemental Materials
Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
Is GRE Required?
Your program's GRE codes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
* No minimum GRE scores are required to apply. However, applicants are encouraged to have GRE scores above the 50th percentile. 

* Applicants must have Educational Testing Services (ETS) submit their official GRE scores to Tufts University School of Medicine using the Doctor of Physical Therapy program specific code, 4891 Tufts University School of Medicine DPT Program PTCAS. 

* Do not use any other codes, and be aware that Tufts University has multiple graduate programs and CEEB codes, so make sure you select the Tufts specific code carefully.  You will need to resend the scores if they are sent to the wrong code.  

*Please check with the ETS website regarding how long GRE scores are valid. https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/faq/ 

From the ETS website:
"For tests taken on or after July 1, 2016, scores are reportable for five years following your test date. For example, scores for a test taken on July 3, 2020, are reportable through July 2, 2025.

For tests taken prior to July 1, 2016, scores are reportable for five years following the testing year in which you tested (July 1-June 30). For example, scores for a test taken on May 15, 2016, are reportable through June 30, 2021.

GRE scores earned prior to July 2015 are no longer reportable. GRE scores earned in July 2015 are reportable until June 30, 2021."
Reference Requirements
Physical Therapist-1
Evaluator type accepted
Physical Therapist-2
Evaluator type accepted
Professor in Major
Evaluator type accepted
Evaluator type accepted
Evaluator type accepted
Teaching Assistant
Evaluator type accepted
Evaluator type accepted
Pre-PT Advisor
Evaluator type accepted
Evaluator type not accepted
Health Care Professional
Evaluator type accepted
Evaluator type not accepted
Family Member
Evaluator type not accepted
Evaluator type accepted
Evaluator type not accepted
Evaluator type accepted
Number of references required by program
Additional information about program's reference requirements
Due to Covid-19, a recommendation from a physical therapist will not be required (still highly recommended) for this current admissions cycle.  Applicants are required to submit all required references through PTCAS.  Please visit the applicant help center or contact PTCAS customer service with questions or issues in requesting your reference letters.
PT Observation Hours
Information about your PT requirements
* The candidate must be able to observe demonstrations and experiments in the basic sciences. A candidate must be able to observe a patient accurately. 

* Observation necessitates the functional use of the sense of vision and somatic sensation. It is enhanced by the functional use of the sense of hearing and of smell. 

* Due to challenges associated with Covid-19, we are currently waiving our typical 40-hour observation requirement for the current application cycle though we encourage you to submit them, if you have them.
Program's PT hours requirement
Total number of PT Hours REQUIRED
Total number of PT Hours RECOMMENDED
DEADLINE for completion of all PT hours
GPA Requirements
Overall Undergraduate Cumulative
Program-specific prerequisite
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
* Pass/fail courses are only accepted for required prerequisite courses for the Spring and Summer 2020 semesters. 

* If a course is repeated, the repeated course needs to be a grade C or better. The grade for the most recently completed course will be used to calculate the prerequisite GPA. 

* Credit awarded through AP exams may be used toward direct equivalent prerequisites.
International Students
Program considers Canadian coursework?
Send original Canadian transcript to PTCAS (recommended)
Program policy for non-U.S. (foreign/international) coursework
Send WES foreign transcript evaluation to PTCAS (recommended)
Are non-native English Speakers required to submit TOEFL scores?
Citizenship requirements
Citizenship types eligible for admission U.S. citizens
U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework

Applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit evidence of proficiency in one of three ways: 

  1. Official TOEFL scores sent to code 5312 (American Phys Therapy Assoc.),
  2. Official IELTS scores (Tufts requires a minimum IELTS score of 7.0). Tufts University's DPT Program only accepts scores submitted electronically by the IELTS test center. No paper Test Report Forms will be accepted. An institutional code is NOT required. Submit IELTS scores by contacting the test center where you took the exam directly and request that your test scores be sent to the following e-download account: "Tufts University Doctor in Physical Therapy".)  You should alert the Program that you are sending your scores.
  3. Evidence of enrollment for two or more years (four or more semesters) in a degree-granting college or university located in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, or New Zealand. Submit TOEFL scores with your application for admission by having ETS send your scores to code 5312 (American Phys Therapy Assoc.)