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Physical Therapy, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) , FL,
The Doctor of Philosophy in Physical Therapy prepares physical therapists for leadership positions in academic and research settings.

About

The Department of Physical Therapy is committed to providing quality educational experiences that enable its graduates to effectively carry out the expanding responsibilities of physical therapists as autonomous health care providers practicing in preventive, evaluative, maintenance, acute care, rehabilitation, outpatient settings, and in educational and research environments.

Students develop expertise in a specific area of concentration under the guidance of their faculty mentor by developing an individual plan of study that may include both coursework and independent study and by completing their dissertation research.

Prior to admission to the PhD in Physical Therapy program, prospective students are required to identify a faculty member with research interests compatible with those of the applicant.  This faculty member must agree to mentor the potential student before the PhD Committee will make a decision to admit the applicant.  For applicants accepted to the program, the faculty member who agreed to mentor the student will serve as the Chair of the student’s Supervisory Committee.  The Supervisory Committee Chair and the student are responsible for creating an individualized plan of study for each student.  

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Role of Academic Faculty in PT
  • Instructional Methods in Physical Therapy Education
  • Teaching Practicum
  • Theoretical Models in Physical Therapy
  • Clinical Research Methods I
  • Applied Statistics in Physical Therapy
  • Research Practicum
  • Measuring Health Outcomes
  • Two graduate level courses in statistics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Applicants who took the GRE before July 31, 2011 must score a minimum of 1000 on the verbal and quantitative sections combined. As of August 2011 the GRE exam and its scoring scale have changed significantly. 

    This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a recommended score range.

    Recommended Verbal Reasoning score:

    149

    Recommended Quantitative Reasoning score:

    147

    Recommended Analytical Writing score:

    3

    The recommended range represents scores typically accepted at this institution. Scores outside the range may still be considered.

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    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • The most competitive UM applicants have a bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree in a related field
  • Complete the online application
  • Official Transcripts
  • Send official Test Scores: Test scores will only be accepted if they are submitted directly from the testing agency
  • Complete the School Report
  • Letter(s) or Recommendation
  • Conduct updates, if applicable
  • Special Programs may ask for additional requirements like a portfolio or/and schedule and audition
  • If applicable, submit your financial aid documents
  • For international students only: Submit official test scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2030 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2030 USD per credit and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    2030 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2030 USD per credit and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for Miami

  • 1508 - 2610 USD/month
    Living Costs

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