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Apply to a Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.

Thank you for your interest in joining Creighton’s physical therapy community. Our application process is coordinated with the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS).

We encourage you to apply as soon as the application service begins accepting applications in June. Before completing your application, please learn more about our admissions requirements below.

Office of Admission
Criss III Rm. 151

Important Dates and Deadlines

June 15, 2023: PTCAS Launch Date
October 1, 2023: Preferred Deadline
October 1, 2023: Creighton Undergraduate Deadline
December 2023-January 2024: PTCAS Academic Update

  • Update Summer/Fall 2023 grades through PTCAS

March 1, 2024: PT - Omaha Program Deadline
March 1, 2024: PT - Phoenix Program Deadline




Admissions Prerequisites and Application Requirements

Prerequisite course requirements and course completion deadlines can be found on the Doctor of Physical Therapy Prerequisites Page.

To apply, submit an online application and all supporting materials through PTCAS, a physical therapy centralized application service, which includes:

  • An official transcript received from each institution the applicant has attended and/or is currently attending. Official transcripts must be received directly from the issuing institution(s).
    • All fall/winter term 2023 transcripts should be directed to PTCAS.
    • All spring/summer 2024 term transcripts should be directed to Creighton University Enrollment Services.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
    • One recommendation must come from a licensed physical therapist.
    • We prefer that one letter come from a college professor who can attest to your ability to enter a competitive professional program. If you have been out of school for some time, letters from a work setting can be helpful. Do not submit letters from family members or friends.
  • Proof of a minimum of 60 hours of observation supervised by a licensed physical therapist.
    • Applicants will be considered for an interview prior to the completion of observation hours. Admitted candidates will be required to complete the minimum number of observation hours by August 1, 2024. It is highly recommended that candidates complete observation hours prior to their interview.
  • Starting with the 2024 application cycle, a GRE score is NOT required, nor will any submitted scores be considered as part of the review process. The GRE was removed to promote our holistic admissions process.

International Applicants

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program welcomes international applicants to our Campus Pathway. For consideration, we require that all prerequisite coursework is completed at a regionally accredited college or university within the United States. Due to F1 Visa requirements and processing timeline, we also require that all prerequisite coursework is completed by July 1 of the year of enrollment.

2023-2024 Interviews

Personal interviews are required in the PT admission process. Qualified applicants will be notified via email if they are selected for an interview. Once interview seats are full, we may not have the ability to interview additional qualified candidates. Applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Omaha DatesPhoenix Dates

Candidates who apply to both the Omaha PT Program and Phoenix PT Program can interview in person at either campus.

PT student helping child
PT students on laptop

Schedule a Visit

Find out if Creighton is the right fit for you with a personalized visit of our campuses. You can also schedule a one-on-one Zoom, phone or in-person appointment by emailing us a request at

Creighton prides itself on community and service, which are two things that I am extremely passionate about. I have seen the great strides the University has made in fostering a more holistic community.
— Chisom Ogbozor, BS’21, DPT candidate 2024

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The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Creighton University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

Learn more about our accreditation status.

Fulfillment of basic requirements does not guarantee an interview or admission.

A selection system exists in which the Physical Therapy Admission Committee selects the applicants it considers best qualified for the study and practice of the profession from a pool of applicants. Admission is based on rigor of coursework, quality of academic institution, cumulative GPA, prerequisite science GPA, GRE score, recommendations, applicant statement, and interview.

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