We encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Each year we admit a class of 30 to 32 students. A bachelor’s degree is required prior to admission unless the applicant is an URI undergraduate student applying as an Early Contingent Admission.
Acceptance into the URI-PT program is competitive. Although we do not require a specific undergraduate major, the following prerequisite courses must be completed prior to enrollment.
All prerequisite courses do not have to be completed at the time of application, but all must be completed prior to enrollment. Our DPT curriculum begins at the end of May with the first Summer Session.
Additional requirements for admission include:
We utilize PTCAS (Physical Therapist Centralized Application System) to manage our application process. Applicants must submit his or her application materials to PTCAS selecting the University of Rhode Island. Materials sent directly to the Physical Therapy Department will not be considered. For details, please go to www.ptcas.org.
Applicants are also required to submit an application to the University of Rhode Island Graduate School. The link to this application can be found at here.
Please note: the Graduate School receives all attachments sent to PTCAS (e.g. transcripts, letters of recommendation and personal statement). There is no need to send duplicates to the URI Graduate School even though the application requests them. When completing the URI Graduate School application, enter “Please see PTCAS for Personal Statement” in the Personal Statement field. For letters of recommendation, enter the following emails for your references: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org; and upload a blank document when prompted for your transcripts. The $65 graduate school application fee is waived for DPT applicants. Once you indicate you are applying to the DPT Program, the fee waiver is automatic.
For University of Rhode Island students who are applying through the Early Contingent Admission (ECA) process, please see Dr. Deb Riebe in the Kinesiology Department (email@example.com) or Professor Brian Clinton (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Biology Department. ECA applicants must complete both the PTCAS and URI Graduate School applications.
For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact:
Dr. Susan E. Roush, PT
Admissions Committee, Chair
Professor, Physical Therapy Department
Independence Square II
25 West Independence Way
Kingston, RI 02881
The Physical Therapy Department at URI participates in the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS). Applicants for the 2014 entering class can apply online using the PTCAS Web application, beginning in July 2013. To learn more about the PTCAS application process, please visit www.ptcas.org.
Interviews for the 2014 entering class will be held on January 3 and 4, 2014. Interviews are by invitation only.