Close Menu

Physical Therapy Admissions

Apply to the Doctor of Physical Therapy Programs.

Qualified applicants are invited to interview on a first-come, first-served basis. Once interview seats are full, we may not have the ability to interview additional qualified candidates. Applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Important Dates for the Fall 2023 Admission Cycle

  • PTCAS Launch Date: June 15, 2022
  • Preferred Deadline: October 1, 2022
  • Creighton Undergraduate Deadline: October 1, 2022
  • PT - Omaha Program Deadline: January 16, 2023
  • PT - Phoenix Program Deadline: March 1, 2023

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 2022 transcripts should be directed to PTCAS.
    • All spring/summer 2023 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, 2023. It is highly recommended that candidates complete observation hours prior to their interview.
  • Official GRE scores submitted through PTCAS using GRE school code 7757. WE WILL NOT ACCEPT GRE scores submitted directly to Creighton University.
    • We will accept GRE test dates from January 1, 2020 to January 1, 2023. Applicants are highly encouraged to take the GRE no later than September 2022. 
  • International applicants must submit a foreign transcript evaluation to PTCAS, through an evaluation service such as World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE).

Still Have Questions?

Schedule a personalized visit that provides you with the ideal opportunity to explore our campuses to determine if Creighton is the right fit for you. You can also schedule a one-on-one Zoom, phone or in-person appointment by emailing us a request.

Personal Interviews

Personal interviews are required in the admission process. Qualified applicants will be notified via email if they are selected for an interview.

2022-2023 Personal Interview Dates

  • September 30
  • October 21
  • December 2
  • January 20
  • February 17

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

  • September 16
  • October 21
  • November 18
  • January 27
  • April 14

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

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.

International Applicants

The Doctor of Pharmacy 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.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

The safety and well-being of students, faculty, and staff are primary considerations at Creighton University. The Creighton University Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is published in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and Violence Against Women Act. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes and fires, as well as institutional policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, fire safety, crime reporting, and other matters. This legislation seeks to make college campuses safer through the disclosure of such information, and to assist applicants in making enrollment or employment decisions based upon that criteria. Download a copy of this report, obtain a free paper copy of the report at the Public Safety office at 2222 Burt Street, Omaha, NE 68178, or by contacting Public Safety at 402.280.2104.

Contact Information

Office of Admission

Criss III Rm. 151

Related Links