Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

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Admission Requirements and Application Process

Admission to the program is highly competitive with 60 students admitted in Fall semester. Competitive applicants often have GPAs above 3.5 and an average GRE score in both verbal and quantative of 153.  Up-to-date admissions requirements and application process information is available here.

All official documents are to be sent to The Office of Graduate Programs:

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The University of Michigan-Flint                         
The Office of Graduate Programs
251 Thompson
303 E. Kearsley St.
Flint, MI  48457

Degree Requirements

The DPT degree requires completion of a three-year academic program with satisfactory completion of clinical education courses. Students must achieve an overall GPA of 3.0 (B) or higher both prior to beginning the final clinical internships and upon completion of the degree program.

Professional DPT Curriculum

Full-Time Track  The University of Michigan-Flint offers both a full-time and part-time curriculum track.  Students learn in cohort groups on a predetermined 3-year curricular plan for full-time students.  Each academic calendar is a 14-week Fall and Winter semester followed by a 10-week (first year) or 11-week (second year) Spring semester. Course descriptions can be found here.

Part-Time Track Students who select and are admitted to the part-time track will:

  • Remain in part-time status (as defined by the University) for at least two years.
  • Follow a predetermined part-time curriculum plan which is established following admission to the program.  Courses may be scheduled up to five days a week.
  • Complete the DPT program within a 5 year period.
  • Enroll as a full-time student in the last year.


A complete listing of scholarships offered by the Physical Therapy Department as well as eligibility requirements can be found in the Quick Reference for PT Scholarships.

Current students and newly accepted students may apply for scholarships in SIS.  Login, Click on "FA Scholarship Menu" and follow the instructions.  A common application for all Physical Therapy scholarships is available mid-December - June 1.

Please see the related  Financial Aid web page:  Financial Aid for application instructions.

The Office of Graduate Programs offers additional scholarships, grants and Graduate Student Research Assistantships.  Applications which may be found here.  Work Study positions are available as well.  Contact Financial Aid for more information.


The Professional DPT Program at the University of Michigan-Flint
is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy
education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314;
telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website: