Western Kentucky University

DPT Admission Requirements





The following are requirements for admission into the WKU DPT Program:

  1. Baccalaureate Degree:   Prospective candidates must earn a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university prior to matriculation.  There is no preference given to any particular baccalaureate degree.

  2. Transcripts:   Official hard copy transcripts from all previous college and professional schools must be sent directly to The Graduate School: 

    The Graduate School - DPT
    Western Kentucky University
    1906 College Heights Blvd., #11010
    Bowling Green, KY  42101-1010

    Transcript questions should be directed to graduate.studies@wku.edu. 

  3. Prerequisite Courses:   Prospective candidates must complete the prerequisite courses, no grade lower than a C is acceptable (click here for the prerequisite courses).

  4. Grade Point Average (GPA):   A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale for both cumulative and prerequisite courses.

  5. Graduate Record Examination (GRE):  Typically, a composite score of 300 or higher (1000 or higher on the older version of the exam) on the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE is preferred.  A score of 4 out of 6 is recommended on the Analytical Writing Section.

    Scoring for the new version of the General GRE test began August 2011.  Earlier GRE Test scores will be acceptable as long as the GRE test results have not been purged from the GRE system. 

    WKU's PTCAS GRE School Code:  0557 (New code - effective 2013)

  6. Application:   Completion of all required PTCAS Application Materials must be received by the November 1, 2013 application deadline. 

    •  November 15, 2013 is the extended deadline for all Supplemental Application materials (Graduate School Application, Official Transcripts, DPT Program Technical Standards Disclosure Form, and Prerequisite Course Work Form) to be received by The Graduate School  (graduate.studies@wku.edu). 

  DPT Students must undergo a successful Criminal Background Check prior to beginning their first Clinical Education course.


Students are also expected to be able to perform the Technical Standards associated with performing Physical Therapist duties (see Application Procedures - Technical Standards Disclosure Form).



 Last Modified 9/20/13