Yes. In summer 2011, our programs transitioned to a new online application process. For the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, applications are handled by the national PTCAS. Applicants to the PhD in Rehabilitation Science program apply using the program's Web site.
Please see the KUMC Office of the Registrar Web site. (Please note: Residency status is determined by the KUMC Registrar's Office. Tuition and fees are set by the Kansas Board of Regents and are subject to change without notice)
Tthe Lawrence campus of the University of Kansas is an excellent institution for earning a degree in many fields. However, we do not require that an applicant have received his/her degree from KU and we are under no obligation to accept graduates from State of Kansas univerisites. A prior degree from KU does not help nor harm your changes of being accepted to our programs. Prerequisites may be completed at any accredited college or university.All prerequisite science courses must be completed within the last 10 years.
Yes. GRE scores must be reported to PTCAS, not KU; please use the PTCAS program code 7815. Recommended scores are within the 50th percentile range on the verbal and quantitative sections. The GRE scores are meaningful to the admissions committee as these scores are highly predictive of success in graduate studies and national licensure examination. The GRE must have been taken within the past five (5) years to be valid on an application.
Our offices, teaching classrooms and laboratory space are located on the KU Medical Center campus in Kansas City, Kansas. Some elective courses may be taken at the University of Kansas, Lawrence campus. For the DPT program, some travel is necessary to complete clinical education requirements since our sites are off campus.
We do not prohibit students from working while they are in the program. However, it's important to remember that classes and studying will demand a great deal of your time. It will ultimately be up to each individual student to decide if he/she can strike a satisfactory balance between working and succeeding in our program. We strongly suggest DPT students not attempt to work during their first year in the program.
The Test Of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required for any international student who applies for acceptance into our programs. Additionally, the Test of Spoken English (TSE) may be required. Please see KUMC English Language Requirements for more details.
Each new class enters during the first week of June. All of our semesters follow the calendar established by the University of Kansas, except that DPT students do not follow KU's schedule for holiday break or spring break. Summer semesters generally begin in the first week of June, fall semesters generally begin in the third week of August and spring semesters generally begin in the third week of January.