Information for International Applicants

International applicants that apply to the DPT program must submit the following by the posted deadline for their files to be considered:

  • Submission of PTCAS application, school specific questions, required observation hours, letters of recommendation, and all prerequisite requirements prior to application deadline. 
  • If a WES evaluation that includes course-by-course evaluation has not been submitted to PTCAS, applicants will need to send original English translated transcripts from all schools attended directly to:
              University of Dayton
              Office of International Admission
              300 College Park
              Dayton, Ohio 45469-1671
  • Official TOEFL (IBT) score submitted directly from ETS. All TOEFL scores must meet or exceed the following criteria: 
              Reading: 21
              Writing: 24
              Listening: 18
              Speaking: 26
              Composite: 89
  • Translated course descriptions of each course that will be used to fulfill prerequisite course requirements directly to the DPT program prior to the application deadline. These descriptions should be sent to:
              University of Dayton
              Department of Physical Therapy
              Attn: Trista Cathcart, Admissions Coordinator
              300 College Park
              Dayton, Ohio 45469-2925

Once all documents have been received, international applicants will be evaluated the same as any other applicant. International applicants selected for further consideration will participate in an interview either on campus or via Skype. 

Additional required supplemental documents and information for international students can be found at Applicants with questions regarding international admissions can contact the Office of International Admission by e-mail at or by phone at 800-837-7433 (option 1, then option 4) or 937-229-3065.

There is a $50 (USD) application processing fee for International and Canadian applicants. Please contact the Office of International Admissions to arrange payment of this fee.