How to Apply for 2014 DPT Admission
Post Professional DPT Information for our MPT grads
Three applications are REQUIRED to apply for the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program for Fall 2014 Enrollment Consideration
- PTCAS Application
Deadline: 9:00 p.m. PST,
December 2, 2013
- CSU Office of Graduate Studies' Graduate Application
Deadline: December 2, 2013
- PT department application due December 2, 2013
Please use GRE Reporting Code:
GRE Code: 7588
Three 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 2, 2013.
PTCAS applications are now available. Apply at http://www.ptcas.org/index.html and check "California State University, Sacramento" as a program of interest.
Complete Office of Graduate Studies, Graduate Application
Apply for Fall 2014 admission to CSU, Sacramento by December 2, 2013.
The graduate application is available in early October each year, online at http://www.csumentor.edu/AdmissionApp/grad_apply.asp
Office of Graduate Studies http://www.csus.edu/gradstudies/
California State University, Sacramento
6000 J Street, River Front Center 206
Sacramento, CA 95819-6112
(916) 278-6470 tel
(916) 278-5669 fax
Complete CSUS Department of Physical Therapy Supplemental Application
Available mid October 2013.
NOTE TO 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 fourth step and application is required of International applicants. Please review the CSU,Sacramento international application procedures at http://www.csus.edu/oge/IntlWelcome.html 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 http://www.csus.edu/oge/IntlWelcome.html
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 February, 2014. The top thirty-two (32) applicants will be granted conditional admission, those on the wait list and those not admitted will be notified of their status within two weeks of the final interviews.
Application Requirements page link
Prerequisite Courses Required page link
DPT Prerequisite Course Worksheet
CSUS DPT Prerequisite Course Descriptions
PT Program Essential Functions and Technical Standards