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 for 2014-2015 begins July 2014 on PTCAS.
Application deadline for 2013-2014: December 1, 2013
We will continue to accept applications after the December 1, 2013 deadline as long as space is available. Preference will be given to applications submitted by the deadline.
❑ College Transcripts: A bachelor’s degree is required prior to enrollment. Your official transcripts from your degree-granting institution must be sent to: Mary Baldwin College Office of Admissions – Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences, PO Box 1500, Staunton, VA 24402. This transcript must include a registrar’s seal or signature and be sent directly to us from the institution. If you are still taking prerequisite courses during the application cycle, you may submit your unofficial transcript, and proof of enrollment. 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: The first DPT class will be applying through a web-based application process directly to Mary Baldwin College. Apply here.
❑ 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 us. GRE must have been taken within five years of application to our program. The Mary Baldwin College identification code is 5397.
❑ Prerequisite Courses:
|Human or Vertebrate Anatomy||4*||Must include lab|
|Human or Vertebrate Physiology||4*||Must include lab|
|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, but must include labs
❑ 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.