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—Sep. 15 (preferred); Oct. 1 (soft); Dec. 1 (final) to PTCAS
Application Procedures

The graduate application process

  • After applying through PTCAS and approved by Physical Therapy, submit the online application to the Graduate College and pay the $60 application fee by credit card ($100 for international applicants).

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.


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

Enrollment Management
The University of Iowa
2900 University Capitol Centre
201 S. Clinton St.
Iowa City, IA 52242