Admission Requirements

  • (1) Verified application via PTCAS
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. A competitive candidate will have an undergraduate degree and prerequisite grade point average of 3.25 or above. Degree and prerequisite(s) may be listed as In Progress.
  • References: (1) Academic and (1) Physical Therapist
  • Observation hours: A competitive candidate will have 200 hours in four different domains of physical therapy
  • Interview with the Admissions Committee

Incoming Student Profiles

  Class of 2024 Class of 2025
Matriculation Rate 11.9% 15.5%
Cohort Size 47 44
Average Degree GPA 3.73 3.66
Average Prerequisite GPA 3.69 3.65
Range of Observation Hours 24 - 3,578 72 - 3,500+
DPT student in the therapy room

2023 Admissions Timeline

June 15, 2022
Applications open for fall 2023
Nov. 15, 2022
Final application deadline
Nov. 30, 2022
Invitations to interview
Jan. 13, 14, 20, 21, 2023
Feb. 1, 2023
Enrollment deposit due
Aug. 25, 2023
Aug. 28, 2023
First day of class

Application Process

Apply Online with PTCAS

George Fox uses PTCAS (Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service) to receive applications. Simply add George Fox University under the Add Program tab of your PTCAS Application.

Start Your Application

PTCAS Quadrants

The PTCAS application is broken into quadrants. Below is an outline of what to expect and some helpful notes specific to our program.

  1. Personal Information

    Basic background information, including biographic and contact information, citizenship, race and ethnicity, and other information. Some questions are optional.

    • Official Transcripts are to be sent directly to PTCAS.
    • Standardized Tests
      • The GRE is not required nor is it considered by the Admissions Committee.
      • Non-native English speakers must submit a TOEFL of 80 (internet based).

    Further information and support for international students is available by visiting our International Graduate Admissions page.

    • References: (1) Academic and (1) Physical Therapist
    • Observation Hours: Applicants are to have completed 200 hours in four different domains of physical therapy.

Once Your Application is Complete

PTCAS applications must be submitted by the application deadline of November 1, 2022. The Admissions Committee will then review all verified applications and selected applicants will be invited to an on-campus interview. Admission decisions are announced by mid-February.

  • If offered admission, a $500 enrollment deposit is required in order to hold your place in the cohort. Three-hundred ($300) of the deposit will be applied toward first-semester tuition costs. The other $200 will be applied to your account upon graduation.
  • Financial Aid: Many students receive federal Stafford Loans to help finance their education. George Fox University is listed with WICHE (Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education). Tuition assistance is available through WICHE for applicants who reside in a state that does not have a state-funded Doctor of Physical Therapy program. More information about financial aid for graduate students


Megan Bos

Megan Bos

Admissions Counselor, Doctor of Physical Therapy