TTUHSC School of Allied Health Sciences

Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy Pathway

Admission to the Program

Eligibility requirements for admission to the Transitional DPT program are as follows:

  • Either a Bachelor's or Master's professional degree in physical therapy from an accredited physical therapy program within the United States.
  • Licensed to practice physical therapy within the United States, with documentation submitted with application.
  • All official college transcripts: undergraduate, physical therapy program, any other relevant university course work.
  • Acceptable grade point average in university course work (3.0 minimum cumulative average on a 4.0 scale)
  • At least one supporting letter of reference from a current / former employer or a professional colleague.
  • Resume listing professional experience.
  • Essay defining the applicant's professional goals in 500 words or less.

The Application Process

Applications for admission may be submitted at any time. Students may begin the curriculum in the Fall, Spring, or Summer semester.

Applicants must complete and submit the application for admission online at:

Additional application materials, such as letters of reference, university transcripts and documentation of possession of a physical therapy license in the United States, should be sent to the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Office of the Registrar, 3601 4th Street, Stop 8310, Lubbock, Texas 79430.  Applicants should understand that fulfillment of the basic requirements does not guarantee admission.