What does Columbia look for?


The primary requirement for admission into the DPT program is the applicant's ability to successfully complete the three-year curriculum, as judged by the program's admissions committee. No preference is given to in-state versus out-of-state residents.

Applicants who are admitted into the program have:

  • Strong academic records.
  • Consistency of undergraduate academic performance.
  • A firm and clear commitment to physical therapy as demonstrated by work or volunteer experience.
  • Maturity and effective interpersonal relationships, as ascertained from the letters of recommendation and the personal interview.