How to Apply for 2013 DPT Admission


Post Professional DPT Information for our MPT grads


Two applications are REQUIRED to apply for the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program for Fall 2012 Enrollment Consideration

Please use GRE Reporting Codes: 
School Code: 4671
Dept. Code: 7588

Two applications are REQUIRED to apply for the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree program.
(Except International Applicants, which have one additional application- see below).


Complete the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service 
(PTCAS) online application due by 9:00 pm PST on December 3, 2012.

PTCAS applications become available around July 1, 2012.  Apply at and check "California State University, Sacramento" as a program of interest.

Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS)  
PO Box 9112 
Watertown, MA 02471-4403
(617) 612-2040 tel email



Complete Office of Graduate Studies, Graduate Application

Apply for Fall 2013 admission to CSU, Sacramento by December 3, 2012. 
The graduate application is available in early October each year, online at

Office of Graduate Studies
California State University, Sacramento
6000 J Street, River Front Center 206
Sacramento, CA 95819-6112 
(916) 278-6470 tel
(916) 278-5669 fax

Domestic Applicants with Foreign Documents:  Domestic applicants applying with transcripts from outside the U.S. must complete 8 units of the prerequisite course work listed in the DPT Supplemental Application by the end of the fall semester, 2012 and have references from two (2) U.S. or Canadian licensed physical therapists. Domestic applicants with foreign transcripts must submit their transcripts by December 3, 2012 to the Office of Graduate Studies to allow verification time.

Important NOTE to International Applicants: (F-1 Student Visas only):
A third step and application is required of International applicants. Please review the CSU,Sacramento international application procedures at International applications are due to the Office of International Admissions by December 3, 2012. International students must complete by the end of fall semester, 2012, 8 units of the prerequisite coursework listed in the DPT Supplemental Application, at a U.S. accredited college or university, and must have references from two (2) U.S. or Canadian licensed physical therapists. 

NOTE: If you will require an F-1 Visa to attend the University, you should be aware that the Immigration and Naturalization Service (within the United States Department of Homeland Security) requires specific types of certification and licensure for each degree program before the university can issue SEVIS I-20s.  Because we were just recently approved to become a Doctoral Program, our University is currently applying for approval by Immigration to issue I-20s for this new program.  This process is a lengthy one and we wanted to alert F-1 Visa students that while  we are willing to process your application, if the PT department admits you, we cannot commit to a specific date when we will have approval to admit international F-1 Visa students to this program.

Office of Global Education, International Admissions 
California State University, Sacramento
6000 J Street, Lassen Hall 2304
Sacramento, CA 95819-6012 
(916) 278-7772 tel 

All application materials are reviewed by the Admissions Committee to rank applicants. Points are assigned for the prerequisite coursework GPA, recommendation forms from two (2) U.S. or Canadian licensed physical therapists and one (1) college level professor, the GRE writing (analytic) score and additional background criteria. The 80 highest ranked applicants will be invited for a panel interview. Interviews are held on Saturdays, and we tentatively expect to conduct interviews in early February, 2013.  The top thirty-two (32) applicants, along with alternates, will be notified of their status within two weeks of the final interviews. 


Application Requirements

Prerequisite Courses Required

DPT Prerequisite Course Worksheet

CSUS DPT Prerequisite Course Descriptions

Courses that have met our prerequisite requirements from Davis/Roseville/Sacramento/Stockton/Woodland/Yolo colleges and universities

Courses that have met our prerequisite requirements from other colleges and universities

PT Program Essential Functions and Technical Standards