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Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) application deadline is December 15th of each year. There are two applications needed for the University of Washington DPT program. One is for the University of Washington Graduate School, and one is for the DPT Program. New applications can be initiated in early July each year.

University of Washington Graduate School Application

To apply to the University of Washington Graduate School, please visit the following website:

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Application

To apply to the DPT Program, please visit the following website, managed by the Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service:

For details on the Division of Physical Therapy's admission, retention, and graduation standards, please read our Essential Skills document.

Fellowship Application (Optional)

The Division of Physical Therapy awards a McGee Fellowship of $5,000 each year for all three years of the program, to one incoming Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) student. The Fellowship is awarded based on both merit and financial need. Interested applicants should complete the application form and return it to the address on the form's cover letter. The Fellowship recipient will be selected and notified by the end of February.

Policy on Re-applicants

There is no limit to the number of times a student may apply to the program. Application materials are kept for one year only. A new file is created annually for the applicant and the current file is the only one seen by the application review committee.

Policy on Returning Students

Returning students who previously dropped out of the program, or students declining an offered position must re-apply and are subject to the same review process used for other applicants.

Complaints Against the Program

The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) maintains a complaint procedure for issues involving program integrity after all remedies at the institution have been exhausted (

To learn more about the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of Washington, please explore the links below:

DPT Application Deadline

The deadline to apply to the Doctor of Physical Therapy program is December 15th of each calendar year.

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