DPT Student Outcomes
In 32 months, the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program prepares you to take the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE), which you must pass to become a licensed physical therapist. Licensing is done by state boards of physical therapy. Physical therapists are required to renew their licenses on a periodic basis.
Per the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) requirements, below are first time and ultimate national licensure pass rates for the most recent two years (2020 and 2021):
MGH IHP DPT Program First Time Pass Rate
MGH IHP DPT Program Ultimate Pass Rate
National Average Ultimate Pass Rate
The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program has a graduation rate of 98%. CAPTE requires at least 80% averaged over two years.
The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program has an employment rate within six months of graduation of 100%. CAPTE requires at least 90% averaged over two years.