Admissions Spotlight: Master of Science in Physical Therapy for International Students Program

Feb 10, 2014


Admissions Spotlight:

Master of Science in Physical Therapy for International Students
Online application deadline: March 1, 2014 – Fall 2014 admission

About the program:
Designed for physical therapists who completed their physical therapy education in another country, our Master of Science in Physical Therapy program offers training that will prepare students for the next step in their careers.
Offering an interprofessional mix of evidence-based academics and targeted clinical experience, the program enables foreign-trained therapists to hone core skills in critical inquiry, and basic, behavioral, and clinical sciences as they build upon their critical thinking and clinical decision-making capabilities. Students also participate in a series of interprofessional experiences that provide them an opportunity to work collaboratively with students across other health professions.
Our Master’s students gain direct patient-care experience under the supervision of master clinicians in our Physical Therapy Center for Clinical Education and Health Promotion. The Center experience gives the students the opportunity to improve hands-on skills and apply principles learned in the classroom to direct patient care.
The framework of the program is based on physical therapist practice in the United States. While the program is intended to advance the practice of its graduates, the program is not structured with the goal of preparing graduates for PT licensure in the US or to facilitate employment in the US.

Master of Science in Physical Therapy for International Students (Video)
Admissions Requirements: (Please visit our website as admissions requirements are subject to change.)

  • Proof of Degree Completion: All applicants must have the equivalent of a US Bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from an accredited college or university.
  •  Standardized Tests (GRE, TOEFL)
  •  Transcripts/Credentialing Evaluation (unofficial transcripts/credentialing evaluations) are required throughout the application process. Official transcripts are only required if an applicant is admitted to the program, and accepts the offer of admission. Please see following link for further information regarding this requirement:  Admissions Requirements
  • Statement of Intent
  • Resume
  • Recommendations (3)
  • Application Fee ($100)

Please feel free to contact the Admissions Team if you have questions throughout the application process. ( We look forward to hearing from you!
Lauren Putnam
Assistant Director of Admission
MGH Institute of Health Professions

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