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.
Master of Science in Physical Therapy
Update your clinical knowledge and skills through the latest evidence-based knowledge and have the opportunity for advanced clinical rounds and investigations.
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Dive into a rigorous curriculum that includes the latest scientific and clinical knowledge, as well as a focus on leadership, professional development and critical inquiry.
Doctor of Philosophy in Physical Therapy
Become a researcher, scholar or teacher and advance the knowledge of physical therapy through planning or public policy.
Doctor of Physical Therapy - Doctor of Philosophy in Bioengineering
Engage with a curriculum designed for individuals higher in engineering or an engineering-related discipline, with a strong interest in making a difference in the fields of physical therapy and bioengineering.