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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 (2019 and 2020):

Year

MGH IHP DPT Program First Time Pass Rate

MGH IHP DPT Program Ultimate Pass Rate

National Average Ultimate Pass Rate

2019

92.4%

100%

98.9%

2020

72.1%

96.7%

95.4%

 

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program has a graduation rate of 98%. CAPTE requires at least 60% 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%.