ScD Admissions Information
The ScD program begins twice a year, in the Summer and Fall. Please visit the link below for deadline information. The online application and all supporting documentation must be received by the deadline.
- Online Application
SHP application information can be accessed through this website. Please make sure that all information on your application is correct before selecting "Submit." If a change needs to be made, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Application Fee
The $75 Merlin Application Fee can be paid through the online application by credit card. You may also pay by check or money order; mail a check or money order to the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs (3601 4th Street MS 6294, Lubbock, TX 79430). Please make checks and money orders payable to "TTUHSC." Your application will not be considered for admission until your fee has been paid.
- Official Transcripts
The Office of Admissions and Student Affairs must receive a current, official transcript from every institution that you've attended. If you have attended TTU or TTUHSC, you only need to send official transcripts from the other institutions you've attended. Transcripts must be in a sealed envelope from the institution and must have been printed within the last year. Please send all official transcripts to the following address:
TTUHSC SHP Admissions and Student Affairs
3601 4th Street MS 6294
Lubbock, TX 79430
- Official GRE Scores
The GRE is not required for the ScD program in Physical Therapy.
A Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctoral (DPT or tDPT) Professional degree in Physical Therapy is required for admission into the ScD Program.
- Minimum GPA
A minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.0 is required; this includes all courses taken at every institution attended.
- Clinical Practice
Applicants must be currently practicing as a physical therapist, where at least one year of clinical experience is required.
- Letters of Recommendation
Two letters of recommendation are required for an application to be complete and should be completed by the following: one from an employer or former university educator and one from a colleague in the health professions. Letters of recommendation are submitted online through the SHP Application. A recommender's name and email address will be required. Your recommender will receive an email with a link to our recommendation form for them to submit electronically. Please do not submit letter of recommendation forms from other institutions.
A current resume is required to be submitted. You can email this to email@example.com.
- International Applicants
All foreign coursework must be evaluated by a Foreign Credential Service. We also require TOEFL/IELTS Scores for any applicant for whom English is their second language (scores are considered on a case by case basis). Please refer to our International Applicants webpage for more information and TOEFL/IELTS exemptions.
We will no longer accept foreign transcript evaluations from Foreign Credentialing Commission on Physical Therapy, Inc. (FCCPT).
Applications are considered on a rolling basis for acceptance into the program. Individual
applications are reviewed once materials have been received; therefore, it is in the
applicant's best interest to complete their application, including submission of required
documentation, as early as possible. Fulfillment of the basic requirements does not
Applicants who meet the above listed requirements and are deemed competitive candidates for admission will be invited for interviews.
Admission interviews are granted by the ScD admissions committee by invitation only. Applicants are selected for interviews based on a holistic evaluation of their application and supporting documents.
Application Submission Checklist
- Online SHP Application
- Application Fee
- Official Transcripts
- Letters of Recommendation - Two required
Questions regarding the application process should be directed to the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs. Please contact our office by phone at 806-743-3220 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.