Ph.D. On Campus

Physical Therapy

University of Miami

60 months
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The Doctor of Philosophy in Physical Therapy at University of Miami prepares physical therapists for leadership positions in academic and research settings. 


To accomplish this, students are required to complete coursework and structured experiences in “Teaching and Faculty Leadership” and “Research.”  

Key Features 

  • 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 from University of Miami, prospective students are required to identify a faculty member with research interests compatible with those of the applicant. 

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 
  • Applied Statistics in Physical Therapy
  • Research Practicum

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
149 (verbal)
147 (quantitative)
3 (analytical)

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Every PhD student must take a written qualifying examination at the time that the student and the Chair of the student’s Supervisory Committee deem appropriate. Students can sit for the qualifying examination when they have completed their research practicum and all courses with the exception of an elective. 
  • The student must have a 3.0 GPA for all courses taken in the PhD program. The qualifying examination includes questions in four content areas: 1) Area of Concentration, 2) Teaching and Leadership, 3) Research, 4) Dissertation Specific Content.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Miami

1508 - 2603 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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