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Welcome to the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (DPT) at UWM Graduate School Application site! If you have received an invitation to apply to the UWM Graduate School – CONGRATULATIONS! We look forward to you joining us this coming Summer and welcome you to the profession. Please continue with your Graduate School application.

For those students who are exploring the UWM DPT program application process, our program uses the Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) to process all applications. If you wish to further explore the application, or begin your application to the UWM DPT Program, please see the PTCAS link provided at the bottom of this page.

Application to the UWM DPT program through PTCAS typically begins early July, with the deadline for early decision applicants around August 15th annually. Applicants submit all required application materials directly through PTCAS. The admission committee reviews and notifies early decision applicants by late September of their admission decision. If the DPT program does not fill the cohort of 24 students with early decision applicants, the program will consider Regular Admission applicants and notify those applicants of the admission decision by early to mid-January each year. The DPT program enrolls only one cohort per year, with each cohort joining us in the summer session.

Students who are offered a position in the DPT program are required to apply to the UWM Graduate School. Only students who receive a program invitation to apply to the Graduate School will have their files reviewed.

To start your application to the UWM DPT program please use the most current version of the application on PTCAS:

Physical Therapy DPT