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:
MGH IHP DPT Program First Time Pass Rate
MGH IHP DPT Program Ultimate Pass Rate
National Average Ultimate Pass Rate
2 year average
*still in progress
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.