Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (tDPT) Admissions

The University of New England has decided to discontinue its online Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (t-DPT) program. Effective immediately, UNE will no longer be admitting students into the t-DPT program. All currently enrolled t-DPT students will be able to complete the program at UNE. The final group to be admitted into the program are those students who enrolled for the Fall 2016 term. Thank you for your interest in UNE and this program. We are sorry for any inconvenience this decision may cause for you.



We are no longer enrolling new students into the t-DPT program



All applicants to the tDPT program must meet the following criteria at the time of application:

  • Have completed a baccalaureate (BPT) or master (MPT) level degree in physical therapy from a Physical Therapy program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy (CAPTE) or equivalent
  • Have a current license to practice, and be employed as a physical therapist in the United States


  • Applications for admission are submitted through UNE’s online application 
  • Applications for new students will only be reviewed for fall and spring terms. (Program courses are, however, offered in the summer, fall, and spring terms.) 
  • Admissions are rolling and applications are reviewed as they are received
  • Official transcripts from all previous colleges and universities must be submitted to the Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions as documentation of all coursework and degrees completed 
  • International applicants and applicants with international degrees must have transcripts evaluated for degree and grade equivalency to that of a regionally accredited US institution and CAPTE accredited Physical Therapy program.  See International Admissions
  • All applicants to UNE must be able to understand and communicate in English to be admitted to the university.  UNE accepts several methods of English Proficiency, see International Admissions. English Proficiency requirement must be completed at the time of application.

For additional information on the admissions process and requirements, please access the tDPT website.


The tDPT Admissions Committee reserve the right to make exceptions to the admissions criteria and to make changes or exceptions to policies and procedures, on a case by case basis, when it deems such a decision is necessary and appropriate.


Transfer Credit

Transfer Credit

Transfer credit for up to one course requirement may be granted by demonstration of course equivalency. The criteria for course equivalency include:

  • Successful completion (B or higher grade) of an equivalent graduate level course taken within the past five years prior to enrollment into the tDPT program.
  • Course completed must address the educational outcomes of the tDPT program course.
  • Work or other educational experiences may also be considered in addition to graduate coursework in determining course equivalency.
  • All requests for transfer credit will be reviewed ONLY at the time of matriculation to the program by the Department Admissions Committee.

Advanced Placement

No credit will be awarded for Advanced Placement.

Experiential Learning

No credit will be awarded to students for experiential learning.


Tuition Information

Tuition for the Transitional DPT program has been set at a per credit hour rate. Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis until maximum enrollment is met. You may register for classes only after matriculation into the program. Payment for classes will be due at the time of registration. If you are registered in classes that are cancelled because of insufficient enrollment, you will receive full reimbursement of the course fee. 


The University of New England is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.