The OSU-Cascades Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program will begin Fall 2021. The online application is open until the deadline on October 1, 2020 at 11:59pm. OSU-Cascades does not use the PTCAS common application portal. Candidates applying to the DPT program at OSU-Cascades must apply directly to Oregon State's online application portal. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who currently and will continue to reside in the U.S. for the entirety of the program. They must also satisfy all requirements, which include:
Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university by the date of program enrollment, which is in September of each year.
The minimum cumulative GPA is 3.0 and the minimum prerequisite science GPA is 3.0 (the science GPA includes all prerequisite science and statistics courses). Higher GPAs will be more competitive within the applicant pool.
The online application is open. PLEASE NOTE: Our application and materials are hosted and processed through Oregon State University. You will not apply through PTCAS.
Please upload your résumé to the online application. No template is required. We encourage you to be inclusive in adding your experiences.
The Physical Therapy Observation form may be found here. Please complete the form and upload to the online application.
Three essays are required. Submit your essays within the online application as one document. Please limit your response to each essay to 500 words or less. The essay prompts are:
While not a requirement, we will be asking applicants to fill out a Related Work Experience form. This is for you to highlight experiences you have engaged in that are related to physical therapy. The Related Work/Volunteer Experience form may be found here. Please complete the form and upload to the online application. Some examples are listed below:
Response to COVID-19: At the present time, Credit (from Credit/No credit classification) or Pass (from Pass/Fail classification) grades will be accepted in lieu of letter grades for Spring 2020 quarter/semester only. Credit or Pass grades will be credited as being completed but no grade value will be included in the final pre-requisite or overall GPA determination. Thus, provided the option to take a course for a letter grade, a letter grade would generally benefit the student’s pre-requisite GPA and overall application.
It is preferred that all prerequisite courses are completed at the time of application. All prerequisite coursework must be completed by the end of the summer term prior to commencing the program.
These courses are not required but are recommended. Below is a list of recommended courses at OSU-Cascades and OSU but equivalent courses at other universities will fulfill this recommendation. If you have completed relevant courses that you would like to highlight for our faculty, please complete our Recommended Coursework Form, convert to pdf, and upload to your online application to the document upload section.
The grading worksheet may be found here. Please insert your prerequisite coursework and related information on to the sheet. Once completed, please convert to a PDF and upload to the online application.
Complete the letter of recommendation section of the online application by adding the name and contact information of each recommender to the recommendation section. The online application will reach out to each recommender with a link to complete the recommendation process. Please note: we recommend that you click save and send after entering each person’s information so that the system processes the recommendation request right away.
Three confidential letters of recommendation from professionals attesting to the ability, scholarship, and aptitude of the candidate for a rigorous full-time DPT program.
The Program Disclosure form may be found here. Please review the document, sign, and date. Once complete, please convert the document to a PDF and upload to the online application.
The Technical Standards form may be found here. Please review the document, sign, and date. Once complete, please convert the document to a PDF and upload to the online application.
Christine Pollard | Director, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
541-322-3122 | email@example.com