How long is the program?
The program takes 2-1/2 years, including summer semesters, to complete.
Where can I view the term start dates?
View the UVM Academic Calendar for term start dates and other important information.
What about financial aid and tuition costs for the program?
For current information about financial aid, tuition, and fees, refer to the Student Financial Services website. If you have questions about whether you are an in-state or out-of-state resident, refer to the Registrar's Residency Policy. If you are a permanent resident of Maine or New Hampshire, you may be eligible for discounted tuition through the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE)'s RSP Tuition Break program. For more information please contact the Graduate College.
Will I need a car?
Yes, you will most likely need access to a car during your clinical internships. All students should expect to have at least one clinical internship out of state. Students are responsible for travel and living expenses during their internships.
How many applicants are there annually? What is average size of the class?
The College of Nursing and Health Sciences receives a large group of very competitive applications each year. The average class size is 40 students.
Do I need to have all of the prerequisite courses completed prior to applying?
You may have no more than two prerequisite courses remaining for the spring semester when you apply. The Graduate College must be notified of final grades before classes begin.
Is there a period of time that the prerequisites are no longer acceptable towards my application?
It is highly recommended that the prerequisite courses are taken no more than ten years prior to applying to the program, although it is not a requirement.
What is the minimum prerequisite GPA? May I retake any prerequisite courses to obtain a better grade?
Students applying to the program must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or greater in their studies and a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or greater in their prerequisite courses. The average overall GPA for students enrolled in the program is 3.5 with an average 3.5 for the prerequisite GPA. Through PTCAS, applicants identify the courses that they want to count toward the prerequisite GPA. So, if you retake a prerequisite course, you may select the course with the best grade that meets the requirement. The calculation for the GPA prerequisites is then based on the grades from the courses you identify.
Are observation hours required?
There is no requirement for observation hours for the application process, although it is favorable to have this type of experience.
Is an interview required for admission into the UVM DPT program?
There is no interview requirement for the application process.
Where should I send my application materials?
Official transcripts, essay and letters of recommendation should be submitted through PTCAS. Refer to the PTCAS website for more information. The UVM on-line supplemental graduate application must also be completed. Please put only the names of your references on this application and not their e-mails, as it will send them another recommendation request. In the box calling for an essay, please upload a Word document or PDF stating "See essay on the PTCAS application."
How can I find out if PTCAS has received my transcripts (or any other materials)?
PTCAS will have the information related to the status of your transcripts and letters of recommendation. If you are having any questions or difficulties with PTCAS, contact their customer service line at (617) 612-2040 or firstname.lastname@example.org. UVM will notify you when applications have been received.
When will I learn whether I have been admitted to the program?
If completed application is verified through PTCAS by November 15, applicants will receive a decision by December 21, 2020. If completed application is verified through PTCAS after November 15 (application must be submitted by Nov. 15 deadline), applicants will receive a decision by January 19, 2021.