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Physical Therapy, Ph.D.

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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Maryland City, MD, United States
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, a three year course of study that integrates clinical and classroom experiences, constitutes the initial professional preparation for students desiring to become physical therapists.
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The post-baccalaureate entry-level physical therapy program at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore offers graduate work leading to a Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy degree program constitutes the initial professional preparation for students desiring to become physical therapists. 

 Graduates of the program will be prepared to carry out the expanding responsibilities as autonomous health care providers practicing in a variety of clinical settings and in educational and research environments. 

 The DPT Program will also prepare students to contribute to the field of physical therapy through research and other scholarly activities in addition to the utilization of these activities.

The DPT Program is designed to meet the Standards of Practice of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Accreditation Standards set forth by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Human Anatomy 
  • Advanced Human Anatomy Lab
  • Life Span Development and Embryology
  • Introduction to Health Care Systems & Patient Care
  • Advanced Human Physiology
  • Visceral Anatomy Lecture and Lab
  • Neuroscience
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Analysis of Human Movement
  • Clinical Medicine I - Pathophysiology
  • Research Methods I
  • Tests and Measures
  • Clinical Medicine II - Neuropathology
  • Interpersonal Communication and Psychsocial Aspects of Disability
  • Introduction to Examination, Evaluation, and Differential Diagnosis
  • Physical Therapy in the Acute Care Setting
  • Clinical Practicum I
  • Clinical Medicine III - Orthopaedics
  • PT Procedures I - Physical Agents
  • PT Procedures II - Soft Tissue Techniques
  • PT Procedures III - Musculoskeletal
  • Therapeutic Exercise I - Basics and Essential
  • The Integumentary System and Wound Management
  • Research Project-Literature Review & Project Design
  • Clinical Practicum II

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

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).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    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

  • Bachelor's degree from an institution of higher education accredited by one of the six regional accrediting associations in the United States.
  • All applicants must successfully complete the following prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or higher.
  • An overall 3.0 grade point average in all course work attempted and 3.0 average in the science and math courses attempted that are a prerequisite to the program (including any courses taken during the spring and the summer preceding fall admission).
  •  (3) letters of recommendation
  • Graduate Record Examination – required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    43108 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43108 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    32630 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32630 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Maryland City

  • 1610 - 2730 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


  • Mercer & Bowers Fund
  • UMES Physical Therapy Scholarship Endowment
  • The Louisa Jane Royster Endowment Fund
  • Doctoral Assistantship

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