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What does it cost?

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How long will it take?

Nine full consecutive semesters, including three summer sessions

Where will I take classes?
Atlanta Campus

Application Timeline View Admissions Requirements

Priority Deadline: August 15
Hard Deadline: October 15

Physical Therapy, D.P.T.

The physical therapy program is the oldest accredited physical therapy program in the state of Georgia, and the first public program in the state to offer the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.  In the heart of Atlanta at the largest urban university in Georgia, we are within blocks of some of the finest healthcare facilities in the country.

Exceptional learning opportunities await each student, whether on campus, or at one of our clinical affiliation sites. We have affiliations with more than 200 healthcare facilities, many within the metro Atlanta area, but also across the country, including Maine, New York and Wisconsin. Unique opportunities await students as they partner with faculty members and conduct student research projects, contributing to the evidence themselves. Students have the opportunity to present their research at local, state and national meetings.

Program Highlights

Our D.P.T. graduates licensure exam pass rate has a two-year average of 100 percent.

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Physical Therapy students working with a patient.

Program Details

Admissions Requirements:

Admissions requirements are outlined here:

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program uses the centralized online application system PTCAS.  To apply:

  1. Send official GRE scores to Georgia State (using code 5251)
  2. Create an account with PTCAS (
  3. Have official transcripts sent to PTCAS
  4. Complete the PTCAS application
  5. Submit fees to PTCAS

Nine consecutive semesters with a summer start; 144 credit hours.

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The Department of Physical Therapy prepares doctors of physical therapy who are committed to clinical excellence, professional distinction and the pursuit of scholarly activities that contribute to the body of scientific and clinical knowledge.

The physical therapy program at Georgia State is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
3030 Potomac Ave.
Suite 100
Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085
telephone: 703-706-3245
email: [email protected]

Program Outcomes

GSU – DPT Program Licensure Exam Pass Rate – NPTE

Class of 2020 (DPT) pass rate (41/41): 100%*
Class of 2019 (DPT) pass rate (39/39): 100%
Two year pass rate – 100%
* 100% First-time Pass Rate

Graduation Rates
Class of 2020 97.6%
Class of 2019 100%
Two year Graduate Rate – 98.8%

Employment Rate
Class of 2020 100%
Class of 2019 100%
Two year Employment Rate – 100%



Physical therapy graduates, once licensed, work in a variety of healthcare settings, including outpatient, private practice, skilled-nursing facilities, rehabilitation centers, pediatrics, school systems, hospitals and specialty clinics


Department of Physical Therapy
Sujay Galen, P.T., Ph.D., F.H.E.A.
[email protected]

Admissions Coordinator
Misha Williams
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Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 3995
Atlanta, GA 30302-3995

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