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Physical Therapy

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program currently operates via a consortium arrangement among the Graduate Center of CUNY (the degree-granting institution) and the College of Staten Island and Hunter College campus programs. We are beginning a transition whereby the College of Staten Island and Hunter College will each assume degree-granting authority. The first step in the transition will take place at Hunter College. On July 16, 2012, the Board of Regents of the New York State Education Department granted approval for Hunter College to grant the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. This will become effective for students enrolled in the Class of 2016 (beginning June 2013).

Program Overview:

Degree Offered: DPT
Summer Application Deadline: November 1
Program Director: Prof. Cristiana Collins
Contact Information:


Application Requirements:

PLEASE NOTE: The program starts in the Summer session. However, when completing the online application you need to select the Fall option as the potential start date.There is no Summer option in the online application system.

Applying to the graduate program at Hunter College is a fully online process. The online application system requires that applicants:

  • Complete the core application form and any program-specific supplemental forms online
  • Upload a statement of purpose
  • Upload scanned unofficial copies of their transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended
  • Submit letters of recommendation, by the recommenders, via our Online Recommendation System

For specific information visit the Application Requirements section of this web site.

Minimum Admissions Requirements:

You must meet the following minimum requirements in order to be considered for admission.  Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance to the program.

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution comparable in standard and content to a bachelor’s degree from Hunter College.
  • Minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0.
  • Official score report of the GRE (For information on taking the GRE, visit
  • Applicants whose native language is not English and who have taken all or part of their undergraduate education in a country where English is not the native language are required to submit scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The following minimum scores must be obtained:
      • Paper Based Test: 550
      • Computer Administered Test: 213
      • Internet Based Test: 80 

For specific program requirements please visit the Physical Therapy website



Due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, the graduate admissions team is working remotely

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Thursday 10:00AM- 5:00PM

Friday 10:00AM-3:00PM

Please direct all inquiries to: Email ; Telephone (212) 396-6049

Please follow the Hunter College website for additional college closings

To learn more about CUNY's COVID-19 response, please visit Coronavirus Updates

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