Physical Therapy Schools

To become a qualified practicing physical therapist in the United States you can either pursue a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) or Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) degree .

By far the most common option offered by accredited physical therapy schools is the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree.  However some schools still offer Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) degree programs.

In 2009 The American Physical Therapy Association reported that there were a total of 215 accredited physical therapist programs being offered in the United States.  200 of these (93%) were Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree programs and the remaining 15 (7%) were Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) degree programs however most of these are now in transition to become DTP programs.

Both the DPT and MPT education programs include clinical internships which need to be completed to qualify for the degree.  In addition to this, physical therapists are required to pass the National Physical Therapy Examination before they are eligible to practice anywhere in the United States.

To make it easy to find the physical therapy school you are looking for we have sorted them so you can search by either Location or Degree Type.



 

Physical Therapy Schools Sorted By State

Alabama
Alabama State University
Campus Location: Montgomery, AL
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Public

The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Campus Location: Birmingham, AL
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Public

University of South Alabama
Campus Location: Mobile, AL
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Public

Alaska
No physical therapy schools are currently operating in Alaska

Arizona
Arizona University of Health Sciences
Campus Location: Mesa, AZ
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

Northern Arizona University
Campus Location: Flagstaff, AZ
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Public

Arkansas
Arkansas State University
Campus Location: State University, AR
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Public

University of Central Arkansas
Campus Location: Conway, AR
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Public

California
Azusa Pacific University
Campus Location: Azusa, CA
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

California State University, Fresno
Campus Location: Fresno, CA
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Public

California State University, Long Beach
Campus Location: Long Beach, CA
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Public

California State University, Northridge
Campus Location: Northridge, CA
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Public

California State University, Sacramento
Campus Location: Sacramento, CA
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Public

Chapman University
Campus Location: Orange, CA
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

Loma Linda University
Campus Location: Loma Linda, CA
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

Mount St Mary’s College
Campus Location: Los Angeles, CA
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

Samuel Merritt College
Campus Location: Oakland, CA
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

University of California, San Francisco/San Francisco State University
Campus Location: San Francisco, CA
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)/Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Public

University of Southern California
Campus Location: Los Angeles, CA
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

University of the Pacific
Campus Location: Stockton, CA
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

Western University of Health Sciences
Campus Location: Pomona, CA
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

Colorado
Regis University
Campus Location: Denver, CO
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Campus Location: Denver, CO
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Public

Connecticut
Quinnipiac University
Campus Location: Hamden, CT
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

Sacred Heart University
Campus Location: Fairfield, CT
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT), Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

University of Connecticut
Campus Location: Storrs, CT
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Public

University of Hartford
Campus Location: West Hartford, CT
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Private

D.C., Washington
Howard University
Campus Location: Washington, DC
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Private

George Washington University, The
Campus Location: D.C., Washington
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

Delaware
University of Delaware
Campus Location: Newark, DE
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Public

Florida
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Campus Location: Tallahassee, FL
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Public

Florida Gulf Coast University
Campus Location: Fort Myers, FL
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Public

Florida International University
Campus Location: Miami, FL
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Public

Nova Southeastern University
Campus Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Private

University of Central Florida
Campus Location: Orlando, FL
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Public

University of Florida
Campus Location: Gainesville, FL
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Public

University of Miami
Campus Location: Coral Gables, FL
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

University of North Florida
Campus Location: Jacksonville, FL
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Public

University of South Florida
Campus Location: Tampa, FL
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Public

University of St Augustine for Health Sciences
Campus Location: St Augustine, FL
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

Georgia
Armstrong Atlantic State University
Campus Location: Savannah, GA
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Public

Emory University
Campus Location: Atlanta, GA
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

Georgia State University
Campus Location: Atlanta, GA
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Public

Medical College of Georgia
Campus Location: Augusta, GA
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Public

North Georgia College and State University
Campus Location: Dahlonega, GA
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Public

Illinois
Bradley University
Campus Location: Peoria, IL
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

Governors State University
Campus Location: University Park, IL
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Public

Midwestern University
Campus Location: Downer’s Grove, IL
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

Northern Illinois University
Campus Location: DeKalb, IL
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Public

Northwestern University
Campus Location: Chicago, IL
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Campus Location: North Chicago, IL
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

The University of Illinois at Chicago
Campus Location: Chicago, IL
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Public

Indiana
Indiana University
Campus Location: Indianapolis, IN
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Public

University of Evansville
Campus Location: Evansville, IN
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Private

University of Indianapolis
Campus Location: Indianapolis, IN
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

Iowa
Clarke College
Campus Location: Dubuque, IA
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

Des Moines University – Osteopathic Medical Center
Campus Location: Des Moines, IA
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

St Ambrose University
Campus Location: Davenport, IA
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

The University of Iowa
Campus Location: Iowa City, IA
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Public

Idaho
Idaho State University
Campus Location: Pocatello, ID
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Public

Kansas
University of Kansas Medical Center
Campus Location: Kansas City, KS
Detgree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Public

Wichita State University
Campus Location: Wichita, KS
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Public

Kentucky
Bellarmine University
Campus Location: Louisville, KY
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

University of Kentucky
Campus Location: Lexington, KY
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Public

Louisiana
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans
Campus Location: New Orleans, LA
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Public

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport
Campus Location: Shreveport, LA
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Public

Maine
Husson University
Campus Location: Bangor, ME
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Private

University of New England
Campus Location: Portland, ME
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

Massachusetts
American International College
Campus Location: Springfield, MA
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

Boston University
Campus Location: Boston, MA
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

MGH Institute of Health Professions
Campus Location: Boston, MA
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

Northeastern University
Campus Location: Boston, MA
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Private

Simmons College
Campus Location: Boston, MA
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

Springfield College
Campus Location: Springfield, MA
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

University of Massachusetts Lowell
Campus Location: Lowell, MA
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Public

Maryland
University of Maryland – Baltimore
Campus Location: Baltimore, MD
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Public

University of Maryland – Eastern Shore
Campus Location: Princess Anne, MD
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Public

Michigan
Andrews University
Campus Location: Berrien Springs, MI
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

Andrews University/Dayton
Campus Location: Berrien Springs, MI
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Private

Central Michigan University
Campus Location: Mt. Pleasant, MI
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Public

Grand Valley State University
Campus Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Public

Oakland University
Campus Location: Rochester, MI
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Public

University of Michigan – Flint
Campus Location: Flint, MI
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Public

Wayne State University
Campus Location: Detroit, MI
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Public

Minnesota
College of St Catherine
Campus Location: Minneapolis, MN
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Public

College of St Scholastica
Campus Location: Duluth, MN
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

Mayo School of Health Sciences
Campus Location: Rochester, MN
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

University of Minnesota
Campus Location: Minneapolis, MN
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Public

Missouri
Maryville University of Saint Louis
Campus Location: St. Louis, MO
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Private

Missouri State University
Campus Location: Springfield, MO
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Public

Rockhurst University
Campus Location: Kansas City, MO
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

Saint Louis University
Campus Location: Saint Louis, MO
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Private

Southwest Baptist University
Campus Location: Bolivar, MO
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

University of Missouri-Columbia
Campus Location: Columbia, MO
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Public

Washington University of St Louis
Campus Location: Saint Louis, MO
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

Mississippi
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Campus Location: Jackson, MS
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Public

Montana
The University of Montana – Missoula
Campus Location: Missoula, MT
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Public

North Carolina
Duke University
Campus Location: Durham, NC
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

East Carolina University
Campus Location: Greenville, NC
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Public

Elon University
Campus Location: Elon, NC
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Campus Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Public

Western Carolina University
Campus Location: Cullowhee, NC
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Public

Winston-Salem State University
Campus Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Public

North Dakota
University of Mary
Campus Location: Bismarck, ND
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

University of North Dakota
Campus Location: Grand Forks, ND
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Public

Nebraska
Creighton University
Campus Location: Omaha, NE
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

University of Nebraska Medical Center
Campus Location: Omaha, NE
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Public

New Hampshire
Franklin Pierce College
Campus Location: Concord, NH
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Private

New Jersey
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Graduate School Camden and University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
Campus Location: Stratford, NJ
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Public

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Campus Location: Pomona, NJ
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Public

University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
Campus Location: Newark, NJ
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Public

Nevada
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Campus Location: Las Vegas, NV
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Public

New York
Clarkson University
Campus Location: Potsdam, NY
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Private

Columbia University
Campus Location: New York, NY
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

D’Youville College
Campus Location: Buffalo, NY
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Private

Daemen College
Campus Location: Amherst, NY
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

Dominican College of Blauvelt
Campus Location: Orangeburg, NY
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

Hunter College
Campus Location: New York, NY
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Public

Itaca College
Campus Location: Itaca, NY
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Private

Long Island University – Brooklyn Campus
Campus Location: Brooklyn, NY
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

Mercy College
Campus Location: Dobbs Ferry, NY
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Private

Nazareth College of Rochester
Campus Location: Rochester, NY
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Private

New York Institute of Technology
Campus Location: Old Westbury, NY
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Private

New York Medical College
Campus Location: Valhalla, NY
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

New York University
Campus Location: New York, NY
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center
Campus Location: Brooklyn, NY
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Public

State University of New York Upstate Medical University
Campus Location: Syracuse, NY
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Public

Stony Brook University
Campus Location: Stony Brook, NY
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Public

The College of Staten Island
Campus Location: Staten Island, NY
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Public

The Sage Colleges
Campus Location: Troy, NY
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

Touro College
Campus Location: New York, NY
Type of Degree: Dual BS in Health Sciences and Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Campus Location: Buffalo, NY
Type of Degree:Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Public

Utica College
Campus Location: Utica, NY
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

Ohio
Cleveland State University
Campus Location: Cleveland, OH
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Public

College of Mount St Joseph
Campus Location: Cincinnati, OH
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Private

Medical College of Ohio In Consortium with: Bowling Green State University and The University of Toledo
Campus Location: Toledo, OH
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Private

Ohio University
Campus Location: Athens, OH
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Public

The Ohio State University
Campus Location: Columbus, OH
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Public

The University of Findlay
Campus Location: Findlay, OH
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Private

University of Cincinnati
Campus Location: Cincinnati, OH
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Public

Walsh University
Campus Location: North Canton, OH
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Private

Youngstown State University
Campus Location: Youngstown, OH
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Public

Oklahoma
Langston University
Campus Location: Langston, OK
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Campus Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Public

Oregon
Pacific University
Campus Location: Forest Grove, OR
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

Pennsylvania
Arcadia University
Campus Location: Glenside, PA
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

Misericordia College
Campus Location: Dallas, PA
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Private

Drexel University
Campus Location: Philadelphia, PA
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

Duquesne University
Campus Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

Gannon University
Campus Location: Erie, PA
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

Nuemann College
Campus Location: Aston, PA
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

Saint Francis University
Campus Location: Loretto, PA
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Campus Location: Slippery Rock, PA
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Public

Temple University
Campus Location: Philadelphia, PA
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Public

Thomas Jefferson University
Campus Location: Philadelphia, PA
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

University of Pittsburgh
Campus Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Public

University of Scranton
Campus Location: Scranton, PA
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Private

University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Campus Location: Philadelphia, PA
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

Widener University
Campus Location: Chester, PA
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

Rhode Island
University of Rhode Island
Campus Location: Kingston, RI
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Public

South Carolina
Medical University of South Carolina
Campus Location: Charleston, SC
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Public

University of South Carolina – Columbia
Campus Location: Columbia, SC
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Public

South Dakota
University of South Dakota
Campus Location: Vermillion, SD
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Public

Tennessee
Belmont University
Campus Location: Nashville, TN
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

East Tennessee State University
Campus Location: Johnson City, TN
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Public

Tennessee State University
Campus Location: Nashville, TN
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Public

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Campus Location: Chattanooga, TN
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Public

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Campus Location: Memphis, TN
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Public

Texas
Angelo State University
Campus Location: San Angelo, TX
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Public

Hardin-Simmons University
Campus Location: Abilene, TX
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

Texas State University-San Marcos
Locatin: San Marcos, TX
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Public

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Campus Location: Lubbock, TX
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Public

Texas Woman’s University
Campus Location: Houston, TX
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Public

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Campus Location: San Antonio, TX
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Public

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Campus Location: Galveston, TX
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Public

University of Texas at El Paso
Campus Location: El Paso, TX
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Public

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Campus Location: Dallas, TX
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Public

US Army-Baylor University
Campus Location: Fort Sam Houston, TX
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

Utah
University of Utah
Campus Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Public

Virginia
Hampton University
Campus Location: Hampton, VA
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

Marymount University
Campus Location: Arlington, VA
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

Old Dominion University
Campus Location: Norfolk, VA
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Public

Shenandoah University
Campus Location: Winchester, VA
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

Virginia Commonwealth University
Campus Location: Richmond, VA
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Public

Vermont
University of Vermont
Campus Location: Burlington, VT
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Public

Washington
Eastern Washington University
Campus Location: Spokane, WA
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Public

University of Puget Sound
Campus Location: Tacoma, WA
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

University of Washington
Campus Location: Seattle, WA
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Public

Wisconsin
Carroll College
Campus Location: Waukesha, WI
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Private

Concordia University Wisconsin
Campus Location: Mequon, WI
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

Marquette University
Campus Location: Milwaukee, WI
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private

University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse
Campus Location: LaCrosse, WI
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Public

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Campus Location: Madison, WI
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Public

West Virginia
West Virginia University
Campus Location: Morgantown, WV
Type of Degree: Masters (MPT)
University Type: Public

Wheeling Jesuit University
Campus Location: Wheeling, WV
Type of Degree: Doctorate (DPT)
University Type: Private