The post-professional master’s degree enables physical therapists to improve their clinical knowledge and skills through a specific program of advanced practice and scholarship. The Department of Physical Therapy offers two concentrations as part of the Master of Science in Health and Rehabilitation Science program: Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy and Neuromuscular Physical Therapy.
Our rigorous Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) curriculum integrates didactic education with a rigorous clinical program. Our graduates consistently achieve a near-perfect pass rate on licensing exams and enter the job market with significant internship and clinical experience that sets them apart. Pitt's DPT program is currently ranked 1st in the nation based on the most recent surveys of Best Graduate Schools by U.S. News & World Report. No other program ranks higher within the state of Pennsylvania. Our DPT program is offered in a residential and hybrid format.
The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) – PhD in Bioengineering program is a six-year (minimum) program that combines the entry-level DPT leading to licensure as a physical therapist, with a PhD in Bioengineering that will prepare the student to become an independent researcher.