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How to Apply

Ready to apply to KU's Doctor of Physical Therapy program? Here are the steps you'll follow.

Application Steps

  1. Please review our full list of program eligibility requirements to ensure you are ready to apply.
  2. Complete the online application through the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) at Please submit all required materials directly to PTCAS and your application will be forwarded to the programs you designate.
  3. Once your PTCAS application reaches “Verified” status you will receive an email requesting payment of the $75.00 supplemental KU application fee. This fee is non-refundable.
  4. If you're accepted into the program without official transcripts at the time of application, final official transcripts for your undergraduate degree will be required to be sent from your institution directly to KU. Note: students receiving their undergradute degree from KU are not required to submit final official transcripts.

Admissions Cycle and Application Deadline

July 1
Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) opens for online applications

November 15
Final deadline to submit PTCAS application

June 1
Classes begin

Please note that application deadline and program start dates may vary slightly from year to year. Specific dates for each admissions cycle can be found on our PTCAS program page.

Early decision option
An early decision option is no longer available to physical therapy program applicants in the U.S. The American Physical Therapy Association implemented this change effective from the 2020-2021 admissions cycle.


We're here to answer questions and provide assistance as you prepare for an exciting career in physical therapy.

photo of Alex LopezHigh school students and college students in their early years of study may contact Alex Lopez, our school's outreach and recruitment specialist with questions at or 913-588-1743 (711 TTY).

If you're close to applying to KU's physical therapy degree program and have questions, please contact the department directly at

KU School of Health Professions

Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Science, and Athletic Training
University of Kansas Medical Center
Mail Stop 2002
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160