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Prospective Students

Thank you for your interest in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. We currently offer two degree programs: a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) for those interested in clinical practice and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Physical Rehabilitation Science for those interested in the research aspects of physical therapy and rehabilitation. Additionally, we also offer a dual degree option as part of the DPT Program for a Doctor of Physical Therapy/Master of Public Health (DPT/MPH) for individuals interested in addressing global health issues beyond direct clinical practice through research, administration and policy development.

For more than 60 years our department has produced some of the best and brightest in the field of physical therapy and rehabilitation science. In all of our programs, we look for candidates with leadership skills, philanthropic interests and a demonstrated dedication to the fields of physical therapy and rehabilitation science.

Please select the program below that you are interested in.

Please note that the DPT/PhD dual degree option information is currently being updated. If you have any questions, please email Dr. Jill Whitall -

Open House

An admissions Open House is held each semester. The next event will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2018. Applicants for the Entry-Level Doctor of Physical Therapy program are welcome to attend. Join us and meet our faculty and students. 

RSVP is required.


Campus Visits

Prospective applicants who have questions concerning the admissions requirements and application process are also welcome to attend a small-group information session conducted by the Director of Student Affairs. Please contact us at least one week prior to your intended visit.

To schedule an appointment, please contact Joyce Johnson, Admissions Coordinator at 410-706-7721 or email

Anatomy Lab Tours

Dates to be determined.

Guided tours of the Anatomy Lab are conducted where you will observe Basic Sciences I for the Entry-Level DPT program (human anatomy dissection) while in session.

Information concerning admission into the entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy program will also be available. Registration is required.