Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences will admit one new cohort of DPT students each June. We anticipate a class size of 30 students.
Application cycle opens July 1, 2014 on PTCAS
Early Decision Deadline: August 15, 2014
Application deadline: December 1, 2014
Applicants are encouraged to apply early.
❑ College Transcripts: A bachelor’s degree is required prior to enrollment. Your official transcripts from your degree-granting institution must be sent to Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS). If you are still taking prerequisite courses during the application cycle, please indicate these planned course in your PTCAS application. Please note, however, that you will not be able to enroll in our program until your official transcript has been received verifying completion of these courses, that you have received a “C” or better, and that you still meet the minimum GPA required.
❑ Application: Applications will be accepted online through PTCAS.
EARLY DECISION INFORMATION – PT
Early Decision Deadline: August 15, 2014
The early decision program is a binding option for applicants who have decided that MDCHS is their first choice, and will enroll if accepted.
The early decision application deadline is August 15, 2014. In addition to completing the PTCAS application, applicants must arrange for PTCAS to receive all of official transcripts and fees, as well as pay the MDCHS supplemental application fee, by August 15. Early decision candidates must take the GRE and request scores no later than July 31.
Applicants may be offered early admission, denied admission, or deferred to regular applicant status.
Admission decisions on early decision applicants will be made by September 25, 2014.
More information about this program can be found in the PTCAS Application Instructions.
❑ Application Fee: In order to process your application, you will need to submit a non-refundable supplemental fee of $45.
❑ GRE: You will need to request that your most current Graduate Education Examinations (GRE) score be sent to PTCAS. GRE must have been taken within five years of application to our program. The PTCAS GRE Code for Mary Baldwin College is 3866.
❑ Prerequisite Courses:
|Human or Vertebrate Anatomy||4*||Lab recommended|
|Human or Vertebrate Physiology||4*||Lab recommended|
|Biology||3||At least one course; Upper level biology such as cell biology or histology are recommended, but not required.|
|Chemistry||8||Must include labs|
|Physics||8||General physics, must include labs|
|Psychology||6||1 intro and 1 upper or 2 upper level psychology courses; Abnormal and developmental psychology are preferred.|
|Statistics||3||Can be from biology, mathematics, psychology, or business; NOTE: if a psychology course is used to meet this requirement it cannot also be used for the psychology requirement.|
*Can be combined A/P for 8 credits.
❑ GPA: A minimum of 3.0 overall GPA required. We expect that most accepted students will surpass this minimum. In addition, all prerequisite courses must reflect a “C” or better.
❑ References: Two references are required. At least one reference must be from a physical therapist. The online application will provide a form for you to send to your references.
❑ PT Observation Hours: 40 hours are required in at least two different settings, such as hospital inpatient, outpatient, pediatrics, long-term care, etc. Instructions on how to provide this information can be found on the online application form.
❑ Essay: The application form will require a brief personal essay describing your decision-making process in choosing physical therapy as a career choice versus other health care careers.
❑ Interview: The Admissions Committee will send invitations to selected candidates to interview. Not all applicants will be invited to interview. An interview does not guarantee acceptance into the program.
Before registering for classes, students must provide:
- Criminal background checks (federal requirement for all persons working with vulnerable populations) at student expense.
- Signed Technical Standards document
- Written verification of immunizations
After classes start, and in preparation for clinical placements, students must also provide:
- Written verification of health insurance
- Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification from the American Heart Association
- Any additional requirements as stated by specific health care agencies (such as drug screening, background check, etc.) at student expense.