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Physical Therapy

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Mount Saint Mary’s University 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:

Applicants for Fall 2019 will be required to utilize the Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (PTCAS). Apply through PTCAS.

To request program information e-mail

For questions related to PTCAS applications, GRE scores, pre-requisites, please call Shawn Peters 213-477-2676 or email

If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 213-477-2600 or email

Degree Requirement

The DPT Curriculum is a sequential, 3-year, 9-semester design based on a foundation of hierarchical and adult learning theory.  120 units are required for program completion.  Course descriptions and Curriculum Plans are available at the following links. The entering class size is 35.

Information Sessions

In order to better acquaint you with our Doctor of Physical Therapy program, we have scheduled an information sessions. Please see the schedule on the Graduate Admission page.

To RSVP or speak with a Counselor, please call 213.477.2800

To contact the Department, please call 213.477.2600

The Doctor of Physical Therapy degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). Mount Saint Mary’s DPT graduates are eligible to sit for the National Physical Therapy Exam in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Licenses are granted by the licensing authority in individual states and those licensing boards might require an additional exam on laws and regulations specific to that state. The Physical Therapy Board of California is the licensing authority for California and requires an exam on the laws and regulations for practice of physical therapy in California. Contact information for the licensing authorities in other jurisdictions can be found on the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy website here. Mount Saint Mary’s University is also in the process of researching professional licensure requirements in others states.