DPT Admissions & Tuition
Students applying to the Tufts University School of Medicine’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program should be mature learners. Students who will flourish within this blended-learning curriculum should possess the ability, initiative, and flexibility to learn within online, onsite, and clinical environments. Additionally, students should possess skills and demonstrated potential to complete a rigorous accelerated and hybrid DPT program. This requires students to have a practical level of technical experience and ability prior to beginning this hybrid DPT program.
Admissions to the Tufts University School of Medicine’s DPT program is completed through a formal application process. All applicants are required to have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution within the United States.
The Tufts University School of Medicine Doctor of Physical Therapy Program receives applications for admission exclusively through the Tufts University Graduate Health Sciences online application system during the 2020 admissions cycle for the inaugural cohort with a January 2021 start. Subsequent years will use the common application system available through PTCAS. The deadline for submitting completed applications for admission will be published on this page for each cohort.
In addition to the online application, applicants also submit the required supplemental materials below. (Please note: Tufts will review applications with unofficial transcripts. Applicants that are offered admission will be required to submit official transcripts in order to be eligible to enroll.)
The application deadline for the cohort beginning in January 2021 is: October 23, 2020.
Tuition & Fees
The following tuition rates are for 2020 – 2021 academic year* and apply to students enrolled in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (DPT) program starting in Spring 2021. The costs indicated below are only an estimate and may be different from the student's total expenditures.
|Tuition and Mandatory Fees (per semester/6 total semesters)||Amount|
|Tuition (per semester)||$18,334|
|Technology Fee (per semester)||$114|
|Student Activity Fee (per semester)||$35|
|Student Health Administration Fee (per semester)||$125|
|Disability Insurance (charged annually)||$54|
|Health Insurance (may be waived if covered on acceptable policy) (per semester)||$2,484|
*Tuition rates and fees are effective as of July 2020. Note that program cost is set each academic year (June to May) and typically increases a small amount from year-to-year. The Trustees of Tufts University reserve the right to change tuition rates or fees at their discretion.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Tufts University Health Sciences Schools require all matriculated students of higher education to participate in a health insurance plan. Students may enroll in the student insurance plan offered by Tufts University, or maintain private coverage as long as it meets or exceeds the minimum state requirements set forth by the Commonwealth.