NYU participates in an APTA-sponsored central application program. To download the application for the NYU DPT program, visit the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) website. For deadlines, application requirements, and other information on how to apply, see the Graduate Application Guide.
The PTCAS application is available as of July 1 at at the PTCAS website.
There is a $50 supplemental fee. The program’s link to its supplemental application is included on NYU's directory page on PTCAS.
The NYU Physical Therapy Department has two deadlines, a “soft” and a “firm” deadline.
Firm deadline date is December 1, 2016. No application will be reviewed after this date. We strongly recommend that you have all necessary school transcripts sent to PTCAS as early as possible.
To be considered for admission to the New York University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, you must meet the following requirements:
- A baccalaureate degree with a minimum 3.00 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a scale of 4.00
- A minimum GPA of 3.00 in the prerequisite natural science courses. All courses must be 4 credits and taught in science departments, and all, except physiology, must have a laboratory component.
- Biology I (General, Cell, Zoology)
- Biology II (General, Cell, Zoology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology )
- Chemistry I (General or Inorganic)
- Chemistry II (General, Organic, Inorganic,or Biochemistry)
- Physics I (General - Trigonometry or Calculus-based)
- Physics II (General - Trigonometry or Calculus-based )
- Physiology (Cell, Mammalian or Human) or 8 credits of Anatomy/Physiology I & II
Grades must be available for a minimum of 5 of the 7 science pre-requisites courses before the December 1 application deadline;
- Three social science/behavioral science courses, at least one of which must be psychology
- One course in statistics
- One course (or equivalent experience ) in physical activity/movement/dance/sports
GRE scores - Official scores must come from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) which should be taken no later than the October prior to the admissions deadline. Official scores should be sent by the Educational Testing Service to 1575 - New York U PTCAS.
- Competency in written and spoken English. Applicants whose first language is not English are required to take one of the following English proficiency exams: TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic.
Test of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TOEFL), scores are valid for two years from the date taken. Successful candidates typically score a 100 on the Internet-based exam or 600 on the paper based exam. Send official scores from ETS to NYU Steinhardt using institution code 2556. A department code is not required.
- A minimum of one day (8 hours) of observation in each of three different physical therapy practice environments (e.g., hospital, nursing home, rehabilitation agency, outpatient department, private practice, etc.) with documentation from the facility (observations must be volunteer and not paid);
- List of leadership and service experiences (on PTCAS )
- Two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a physical therapist. (on PTCAS)
- 2 essays (on PTCAS)
- Public speaking course (credit or non-credit)
- Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree (in a field other than physical therapy) and appropriate prerequisites for consideration. The NYU DPT Program is full-time only and begins in the summer semester.
- In addition to official transcripts sent to PTCAS, candidates who are admitted and choose to attend NYU will need to submit official transcripts again to the University before they begin their studies.
- All records from foreign colleges must be submitted for credentials evaluation in accordance with University policy. Official translations of all foreign documents in languages other than English are required. All transcripts, translations, and evaluations must be submitted as original documents. Photocopies are not acceptable.
- The Admissions committee reserves the right to withdraw an offer of acceptance if the applicant fails to complete all admission requirements prior to the start of the Program.
- Applicants are responsible to make sure their entire application is complete.