Frequently Asked Questions

What is the accreditation status of Plymouth State's DPT Program?

We are a fully accredited program through CAPTE.

Can this program be completed as a FT or PT student?

This is a full-time year-round residential program.

What is the annual cost for the DPT program?

Costs fluctuate from year to year and differ slightly for NH residents and non-residents. View current rates by clicking on Graduate Students and scrolling to the bottom of the page for DPT rates.

What prerequisite courses will I need to apply?

  • Anatomy & Physiology I and II (8 credits)
  • Chemistry I and II (8 credits)
  • Physics I and II (8 credits)
  • Biology (4 credits)
  • Statistics (3 credits)
  • Social/Behavioral Science (3 courses)

Can I retake prerequisite classes for a better grade?

You can retake courses to improve your science and overall GPA.

What is the GPA requirement for admission?

We have a minimum GPA requirement of 3.0 for both overall and science GPA.

Are GRE scores required?

Yes, GRE test scores are required as part of the application process. Scores can be uploaded through your PTCAS application.

Do you accept international students?

We do accept international students with the appropriate paperwork and English proficiency.

Can I live on campus?

There is a limited amount of on-campus housing for graduate students, most opt to live off campus.

Can I apply for NH residency?

The University System of New Hampshire rules stipulate that no one is eligible for in-state tuition unless she or he established that her or his residence in New Hampshire is for some purpose other than obtaining an education. More information can be found here.

How does the application/interview process work?

Once your application has been reviewed for eligibility, it is then scored by a faculty member. Depending on the score, well qualified applicants will be invited for an interview. If the interview goes well you may be offered admission. Offers of admission are not guaranteed if interviewed.

Can I visit campus for a tour?

Yes, we offer Graduate Campus Tours during the fall semester from mid-Sept through mid-November and during the spring semester from mid-Feb through April, as well as during the summer. Please check our VISIT page for dates/times.

How has Plymouth State and the DPT program adjusted to COVID?

Our approach is to continue to follow New Hampshire state guidelines, public health guidelines for supporting higher education on campus, and COVID-19 testing for the campus community. The health and safety of the campus community is our highest priority. Visit our COVID-19 page for more information.