Minimum Cumulative and Science GPAs of 3.0
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores
- Biological Sciences: A general biology series (Biology I and Biology II) with labs (8 semester hours).
- Chemistry: A general chemistry series (Chemistry I and Chemistry II) with labs (8 semester hours). A biochemistry series (Biochemistry I and Biochemistry II) with labs (8 semester hours) will also satisfy the requirement.
- Physics: A general physics series (Physics I and Physics II) with labs (8 semester hours).
- Anatomy1: A human anatomy course with lab (4 semester hours).
- Physiology1: A human physiology course with lab (4 semester hours).
- Psychology: Two courses in psychology (totaling 6 semester hours). These courses may include general psychology, abnormal psychology, developmental psychology, psychology of disability, etc.
- Statistics and Mathematics: One college-level statistics course with lab is required (3 semester hours). Courses taken within the biology, mathematics and psychology departments are accepted. An additional college-level geometry or trigonometry course is recommended (but not required).
- Describe a meaningful experience in your life. Reflect on how that experience influenced your personal growth, such as your attitudes or perceptions. (500 words)
- Describe a specific experience with a patient during your duties as a volunteer or aide in a physical therapy practice setting that made a notable impression on you and affirmed your desire to pursue a career in this field. (500 words)
- Please describe why you feel the hybrid format of DPT education at USC would provide a successful environment for you to complete the rigorous DPT degree. Include any personal experiences, learning styles or individual preferences that will support your success in the hybrid program. (500 words) Keep in mind that this prompt is updated periodically and may have changed by the time you submit your application.
Letters of Recommendation
- A physical therapist (PT) who has directly supervised you
- A professor or academic reference who has taught you in at least one class
- A person of your choice who is either another PT supervisor, academic reference, or can otherwise speak to your academic, personal, or professional qualities