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DPT Program
Student Manuals





Why Earn Your DPT at the MGH Institute?

  1. Ranked 8th in the country, and the top-rated program in New England, according to U.S. News & World Report
  2. On-campus, pro bono, PT Center where you treat clients under mentored supervision
  3. Nationally recognized, supportive faculty - the majority of whom are practicing clinicians
  4. Outstanding clinical experiences, including opportunities to receive a paid clinical internship the final year opportunities
  5. Located in Boston, the intersection of higher education and health care

New, Innovative Curriculum (For students entering as of June 2016)

"Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow." – William Pollard

We offer a modular curriculum built on a foundation of self-directed and collaborative learning that synthesizes essentials needed to become a leader in your field.

The 102-credit curriculum is designed to educate students to serve patients in the areas of health promotion, disease prevention, and rehabilitation.

Our curriculum incorporates "best practice" strategies and reimagines how to enhance your professional preparation.

Read more about the course of study for students entering into the program as of June 2016.

Ranked 8th by U.S. News


US News & World Report PT Best Grad Schools logoThe DPT program at MGH Institute is ranked 8th in the country, and is the top rated program in New England, according to U.S. News & World Report.


Prepared for the Future

You will enter your profession with stronger clinical reasoning, leadership, and advocacy skills than graduates from other PT programs. You will be prepared to match the demands of today’s health care environment. Read more about the Institute's approach.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply for licensure in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

    • Given our strong curriculum, 95% of the students who began the program successfully completed the program (2-year average).


  • Over the past two years, 100% of our graduates successfully passed the professional licensure exam and 100% obtained professional positions within 6 months of successful completion of the physical therapist licensure examination

Application deadline is November 2, 2015, for program starting 2016. See the DPT Application Process for prerequisites and other admission requirements.

Review 2016-2017 Entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Manual.

The DPT Program at MGH Institute of Health Professions is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website: