How to Apply

Instructions for Filing

To apply to the DPT Program:

File your application by the program’s deadline date of December 2, 2019, through the Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (PTCAS).

It is strongly recommended that applications be filed and completed prior to the deadline date as the Doctor of Physical Therapy program follows a rolling admission format.

International Applicants

Under either application filing process, Canadian and other international applicants can file directly with PTCAS. Canadian applicants need to forward an official transcript to the program in addition to filing with PTCAS.

English translation is required for all foreign transcripts. It is recommended that foreign applicants, except for those from China, have their transcripts translated and evaluated through the World Education Service, and a copy of this evaluation needs to be sent directly to the program. Chinese transcripts are reviewed by the China Higher Education Credentials Verification (CHESICC).

In determining the equivalency of a Canadian or other international applicant's educational background in fulfilling the program's prerequisites for admission, the program is guided by the evaluation of educational credentials provided by the International Students and Scholars Office of Columbia University. For more information, visit Columbia's International Students and Scholars Office. The office can be reached via phone at 212-854-3587 or email at

For any questions regarding the application and admissions process, please send an email to  Don't forget to include your name and contact information.