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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 advanced degree programs in the fields of physical therapy and rehabilitation science: a three-year, entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Physical Rehabilitation Science for those interested in the research aspects of physical therapy and rehabilitation.

For more than 50 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.

Additionally, please review the top 10 Best Careers Report – 2012 at Money US News. View the specifics about being a Physical Therapist from US News and World Report. And see why Baltimore was ranked as the #7 on the list of best cities in the country to attend college.

Please select the program below that you are interested in.

View the Student Answer Book
View the Student Answer Book

Open House

An admissions Open House is held each semester. The next event will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014. 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 jjohnson@som.umaryland.edu.

Anatomy Lab Tours

Guided tours of the Anatomy Lab are conducted during the month of June. During the tour 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.