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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+1 414.251.5797
Public
CAPTE Accredited
Supplemental Requirements
Supplemental FEE required?
Yes - for selected applicants only
Supplemental fee amount
$75
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
Yes - for selected applicants only
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
No
Description of supplemental materials required
**The supplemental application and fee are the UWM Graduate School application and fee. ONLY those candidates selected by the UWM DPT Program are invited to apply to the UWM Graduate School. A PTCAS applicant will be notified if supplemental materials/fees need to be submitted. Do not incur additional fees by applying to the Graduate School without an invitation to do so from the DPT Program.**
Link to supplemental forms or instructions
Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
Is GRE Required?
Yes
Your program's GRE codes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
2131
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
05/01/2017
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
The average data reported is according to our most recently admitted class.

Minimum and average GRE scores
Verbal reasoning scaled score
150
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
150
Analytical writing scaled score
4.0
Reference Requirements
Physical Therapist-1
Evaluator type accepted
Physical Therapist-2
Evaluator type accepted
Professor in Major
Evaluator type accepted
Professor
Evaluator type accepted
Academic
Applicant must send one reference from this specific type of evaluator
Supervisor/Employer
Evaluator type accepted
Teaching Assistant
Evaluator type not accepted
PTA
Evaluator type not accepted
Pre-PT Advisor
Evaluator type accepted
Politician
Evaluator type not accepted
Health Care Professional
Evaluator type accepted
Friend
Evaluator type not accepted
Family Member
Evaluator type not accepted
Co-worker
Evaluator type not accepted
Clergy
Evaluator type not accepted
Other
Evaluator type not accepted
Number of references required by program
2
Additional information about program's reference requirements
Important summary considerations:

 *  At least one reference MUST be Academic in order for your application to be considered for review.  

 *  If the required two references are submitted, but one is from an evaluator type that is NOT accepted, then the application cannot be considered complete- and is not eligible for review.
PT Observation Hours
Information about your PT requirements
PLEASE NOTE: As of May 2022, observation hours will no longer be required or accepted for application to UWM's DPT program due to the strain these requests put on our clinical partners. Starting with the 2022-23 application cycle, all applicants will be required to complete a brief reflection after watching videos as part of the essays embedded in PTCAS. 
Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are not required or considered
Total number of PT Hours REQUIRED
0
Paid
Not Accepted
Volunteer
Not Accepted
Inpatient
Not Accepted
Outpatient
Not Accepted
GPA Requirements
Overall Undergraduate Cumulative
3.00
3.50
Program-specific prerequisite
3.00
3.50
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
Our program will consider an applicant file "not qualified" for review if GPA minima are not met.

Our program uses the highest grade earned in local GPA calculations, if course was repeated.
Background Checks
Background check required prior to matriculation.
Yes
Program participates in PTCAS Background Check process through Certiphi Screening.
No
International Students
Program considers Canadian coursework?
Yes
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?
Yes
Citizenship requirements
Citizenship types eligible for admission U.S. citizens
U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, Canadian citizens, Foreign (non-U.S.) citizens with a visa
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
English translation required for original foreign transcripts.