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How to Apply

physical therapist works with patient on strength/resistance trainingTo apply to KU's doctoral program in physical therapy, students must complete the online application through the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) at

All required materials are submitted directly to PTCAS, and the required information will be forwarded to the programs designated by the applicant.

Once KU receives the data from PTCAS, the applicant will receive an email prompting verification of the application to KU's program and request payment of the $75.00 supplemental KU application fee.

For students accepted into the program without official transcripts available at the time of application, final official transcripts must be sent to the department at the end of the semester in which the undergraduate degree was achieved.

Note: an early decision option is no longer available for applicants to physical therapy programs in the U.S. The American Physical Therapy Association implemented this change beginning in 2020.

Last modified: Apr 05, 2021

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Important Dates

2019-2020 Admissions Cycle

July 1
PTCAS opens for online applications

November 1
Deadline to submit PTCAS application

June 1
Classes begin

Note: these dates are subject to change for future admissions cycles.

We're here to answer questions and help students prepare for an exciting career in physical therapy. Please contact us at

KU undergraduate students seeking advising on the KU Lawrence campus, and high school students, should contact Robin Merritt at the Undergraduate Advising Center, 785-864-2834 (711 TTY).