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Pathways to a Jeff DPT

If you are currently a high school student

You have the opportunity to shorten the total amount of time it takes to earn your DPT. By entering Jefferson through our 3+3 program, enrolled high school seniors earn their Doctor in Physical Therapy degree in 6 years following high school, rather than the standard 7 years. Students apply to one of our partner institutions (listed at the right) and spend 3 years there working toward a bachelor's degree. As long as all required coursework is completed, students will then transition to Jefferson where they will complete the DPT in another 3 years.

3+3 Institutions
• Elizabethtown College
• Immaculata University
• Juniata College
• Muhlenberg College
• Penn State Abington
• St. Joseph's University
• Villanova University

If you currently have or are working toward your
baccalaureate degree

While students come to Jefferson's DPT program after receiving their baccalaureate degree from an array of accredited colleges, universities and community colleges, it is also good to know that Jefferson University has established partnerships with 40 academic institutions. Added benefits of obtaining your undergraduate degree from one of these General Agreement (GA) scshools include:

  • Advisors at those schools know our programs very well
  • We visit these schools at least once a year, giving updates and presentations
  • All of the classes that we need as prerequisites are all offered at the GA schools

Click here to view the list of partner schools and their transfer equivalency guides.


Questions About Partner Colleges?

Don Sharples at donald.sharples@ or
(215) 503-1044

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