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Tufts DPT Program Admissions Response to COVID-19

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, Tufts School of Medicine DPT program has made the following changes to the admissions requirements for the 2020 application cycle:

Observations: Tufts School of Medicine DPT program has decided to temporarily suspend the forty-hour observation requirement for applicants. If you have already completed observation or work hours with a physical therapist, we highly encourage you to upload proof of your observation hours while completing the DPT program application.

GRE Testing: ETS has created and launched the online GRE test that prospective applicants can complete remotely. We encourage all applicants who have not yet completed the GRE to visit the ETS website for additional information.

Prerequisites: Tufts School of Medicine DPT program is accepting prerequisite courses with a pass/fail grade only for the spring and summer semesters of 2020. Courses graded as pass/fail are otherwise not counted towards completion of prerequisite courses.

Recommendations: Due to Covid-19, a recommendation from a physical therapist will not be required for this current admissions cycle. However, a recommendation from a physical therapist is still highly recommended.

The Tufts University School of Medicine Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program specifically targets traditional and nontraditional students with the demonstrated potential to navigate the academic rigors of a 2-year accelerated, hybrid model physical therapy curriculum. To be accepted into the Tufts DPT program, students must meet the following criteria.