Doctorate in Physical Therapy: Admission Process

  • All applications are carefully reviewed by the Physical Therapy program Admissions Committee. Each candidate is evaluated on a variety of factors including, but not limited to, academic achievement, references, demonstrated concern for others, and commitment to the profession. Selected applicants are invited for personal interviews.
  • Stony Brook University Physical Therapy Program uses the PHYSICAL THERAPY CENTRALIZED APPLICATION SERVICE (PTCAS). The PTCAS admissions cycle began in early July each year. It is recommended that prospective students start their application as soon as the PTCAS portal is open, and submit their application as early as possible PTCAS application processing can take up to 4-5 weeks during peak application periods. 
  • The PTCAS Application deadline this year is December 1, 2023, for admission to the program in June, 2024. Applications submitted after this date will NOT be considered. 
  • Stony Brook University Physical Therapy Program requires completion of "Custom Questions" as part of the PTCAS application and there is a supplemental fee. 
  • Instructions for completing the centralized application are available at


Submit your PHYSICAL THERAPY CENTRALIZED APPLICATION, response to Custom Questions, and fee by December 1 at the latest.

GREs must be taken by December 1, 2023 to apply.

Interviews for the DPT Class of 2027 that begins studies in June, 2024, will begin on Friday,  November 17, 2023, in-person at the Southampton Campus.

Keep in mind that PTCAS application processing can take up to 4-5 weeks during peak application periods. It is advised that you submit your application early.

Apply to the Entry-Level Doctorate in Physical Therapy Program