Fact Sheet

Accreditation Status:
Physical Therapist Program Georgia State University having demonstrated substantial compliance with the Evaluative Criteria For Accreditation has been granted Accreditation May 2, 2012 – June 30, 2022.

The Physical Therapy program at Georgia State University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org.

Class Size
Approximately 40 students enter each summer semester (June)

Traditional education utilizing lectures, case scenarios, and patient lab experiences.

Program Length
9 Full Consecutive Semesters, including 3 summer sessions

Students complete 5 clinical internships. Students may be assigned to clinical internships in any of our contracted clinical sites across the country.

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)


Located in the heart of Atlanta and within the largest urban university in Georgia, we are within blocks of some of the finest healthcare facilities in the country.

The factors considered for admission include completion of a bachelor’s degree and program prerequisites, academic performance, Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores, knowledge of the physical therapy profession, and a personal interview. Please refer to our website for specific requirements.

Application Fee
$50.00 non-refundable application fee Admissions Timeline

Acceptance Rates
Accepted 41 students (20.58%) in 2016
Accepted 35 students(15.2%) in 2015
Accepted 38 students(15.96%) in 2014
Accepted 35 students (10%) in 2013

GSU – DPT Program Licensure Exam Pass Rate – NPTE
Class of 2016 (DPT) pass rate (35/35): 100%
Class of 2015 (DPT) pass rate (30/31):  96.77%
Class of 2014: 100% – Pass Rate
Class of 2013: (31/32): 97% Pass Rate
Class of 2012: 100% Pass Rate

Graduation Rates
Class of 2016 97.1%
Class of 2015 100%
Class of 2014 91.7%
Class of 2013 100%
Class of 2012 90%
Class of 2011 94.6%

Employment Rate
Class of 2015 100%
Class of 2014 100%
Class of 2013 97%
Class of 2012 100%