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Application Deadline

  • The completed application deadline is November 1 for admission into the subsequent (summer) matriculating class.
  • Applications deemed incomplete at the application deadline of November 1 will be ineligible for a full department review.
  • Admission Requirements (pdf)

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Application Documents

Why Choose the UMass Lowell DPT Program?

  • Highly qualified and caring faculty.
  • Dedicated students.
  • Affordable state school tuition.
  • Graduates are competent, clinically sought after entry-level practitioners.
  • Preparation to be a future leader in a dynamic profession.
  • High Pass Rate on the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE):    
    • 97% pass rate in 2018, 96.9% in 2017 and 100% in 2016 - data based on "Total Percentage of Candidates in Graduation Class who took the NPTE and passed."
  • High Retention and Employment Rate
    • 30% of applicants were accepted for the class of 2021, 28% for the class of 2020 and 33% for the class of 2019.
    • 97.1% of admitted students graduated from the program for 2016, 91.4% graduation rate for 2017 and 91.9% for 2018
    • 100% of DPT graduates are fully employed within six months - based on DPT graduate survey data from 2016-2018.
  • Program Contact Information

    For additional information regarding the program and associated admission requirements, contact:

    Keith W. Hallbourg, DPT, Graduate Coordinator
    Department of Physical Therapy
    University of Massachusetts Lowell
    3 Solomont Way, Suite 5
    Lowell MA 01854
    Telephone: 978-934-4402
    Fax: 978-934-3006

    Catalog and application materials are available at the Graduate Admissions website. All application documents should be submitted directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions