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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 two dual degree options as part of the DPT Program.  The first dual degree option is 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.  The second option is a Doctor of Physical Therapy/Doctor of Philosophy (DPT/PhD), designed to prepare physical therapy students to function as independent entry-level practitioners as well as being prepared to create knowledge relevant to physical therapy practice and to impart that knowledge to students who are becoming DPTs or PhDs in the area of physical therapy and physical rehabilitation science.

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.

Open House

An admissions Open House is held each semester. The next event will be held in November 2019.  Please keep checking back for an update.

Applicants for the Entry-Level Doctor of Physical Therapy program are welcome to attend. Join us and meet our faculty and students. 

RSVP will be 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 Services. Please contact us at least one week prior to your intended visit.

To schedule an appointment, please contact Joyce Johnson, Academic Program Specialist at 410-706-7721 or email

Anatomy Lab Tours

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.  The guided tours will be held on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, June 18, 2019 @ 10:30 am
  • Wednesday, July 17, 2019 @ 2:30 pm

Prospective students should plan to arrive to 100 S. Penn Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 to meet with the Director of Student Services.  As a group, you will be guided to the anatomy lab to observe Basics Sciences I.

Feel free to ask as many questions to the currents students and faculty members during the observation. PHOTOGRAPHS ARE NOT PERMITTED.

Registration is required. Register Here