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Physical Therapy (DPT)

The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) is a nonthesis degree. The degree is awarded by the Graduate College. Instruction is offered through the Carver College of Medicine.

Admission Requirements 

Applicants must meet the Admission Requirements of the Graduate College and the Physical Therapy department's DPT Program.

Estimated Cost of Attendance

Tuition and fees vary by degree program and the type of student you are.

Application Deadlines 

  • Fall semester—not offered
  • Spring semester—not offered
  • Summer session—November 1 (September 15 early admission)

Application Procedures 

The graduate application process

  • You must first submit the online application to the Graduate College and pay the $60 application fee by credit card ($100 for international applicants).
  • Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an email instructing you on how to upload your supporting documents and submit letters of recommendation.  A few programs require materials be sent directly to them. However, almost all supplemental material can and should be uploaded from your Admissions Profile on the Iowa Student Information System, our online service center for applicants and students.  You can only access this AFTER you have submitted your application.

Degree Program Supplemental Materials

Materials to send to Admissions


Apply Online, the $60 application fee ($100 for international students) is payable by Discover, MasterCard, or Visa.

Contact Information 

Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science
The University of Iowa
1-252 Medical Education Building
Iowa City, IA 52242-1190

Office of Admissions
The University of Iowa
107 Calvin Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242-1396