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University of Pittsburgh

Department of Physical Therapy

Pittsburgh, PA

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University of Pittsburgh

Overview

University of Pittsburgh / Department of Physical Therapy is located in Pittsburgh, PA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
Doctor of Physical Therapy/Doctor of Philosophy (DPT/PhD)
Master of Science (MS)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 41
Doctoral Degrees 60

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

753
Applied
200
Accepted
84
Enrolled
27%

Applying

140
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline April 15th April 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

198
Total Graduate Students
12%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.02%
Black or African American 1.01%
White or Caucasian 73%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.51%
Asian 6.06%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0.51%
Unknown 4.04%

Gender

Male (32%)
Female (67%)

Faculty

35
Total faculty
Full-time - 31
Part-time - 4
Male (16)
Female (19)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Pain management; development, aging, and transitions across the lifespan; health systems safety for patients and providers; chronic low back pain; osteoarthritis
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
4,950,982

Location & Contact

Address 4200 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15260
United States
Contact Dr. James Irrgang
Chair/Professor
Email: jirrgang@pitt.edu
Phone: 412-383-9865
Fax: 412-648-5970

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