Admissions Requirements

Application Necessary Items


Please send all transcripts to:

College of Graduate Studies and Research 
Buchanan House
PO Box 6928
Radford, VA 24142

Observation hours

  • Minimum of 40 hours of clinical observation experience (volunteer or work-related) with a Licensed Physical Therapist.

Three (3) letters of recommendation

  • At least one (1) must be from a Physical Therapist
  • At least one (1) must be from a Professor or instructor familiar with applicant's academic work
  • The third can be from multiple accepted sources (see PTCAS website).

Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores

  • Effective June 1, 2023 all applicants (Graduate and Early Assurance Pathway) will require a minimum GRE combined score of 280 (verbal and quantitative) and a minimal analytical writing score of 3.0.       

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  • The essay prompt should be completed following the guidelines on the PTCAS application.

Undergraduate Prerequisites

  • A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.25 (based on 4.0 scale) from an accredited institution.
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (based on 4.0 scale) in math and sciences prerequisites as defined below:
    • Anatomy and Physiology with labs (8 credit hours)
    • General Biology with labs (4 credit hours)
    • Chemistry I and II with labs (8 credit hours)
    • Physics I and II with labs (8 credit hours)
    • Statistics or Biostatistics (3 credit hours)
    • Psychology (3 credit hours)
  • Recommended Courses
    • Biochemistry
    • Biomechanics
    • Kinesiology
    • Public Speaking
    • Technical Writing

International Applicants

International Applicants

  • International applicants, must submit the Supplemental International Student Application
  • Foreign applicants whose native language is not English must achieve an acceptable score on TOEFL examination and submit an approved credential report for coursework completed outside the United States.   

Minimal acceptable TOEFL scores are

  • Paper Based - 575
  • Internet Based - 88-89
  • Computer Based - Please contact our program directly to inquire more about Computer based TOEFL Requirements.

Candidates who are interested in applying for the next Admissions Cycle (Class of 2027) should apply to the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Services (PTCAS) online. In terms of scheduling, the last recommended date for applicants to take the GRE will be on September 20, 2023.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact us via email,

  • Please visit our PTCAS program page here for an overview of our program's requirements.
  • Complete an application on PTCAS website.

  • ATTENTION: Please be advised that all communications regarding your application, offers of Interview, Admission status, etc. will occur via PTCAS. Make sure to add to your Safe senders list and to check your Spam or Junk mail folders.
  • There is a $50 supplemental application fee that can be paid by check. Please mail your $50 check, payable to Radford University, College of Graduate Studies and Research, Whitt Hall - P.O. Box 6928, Radford, VA 24142, or you may pay online. Please include your PTCAS ID number in the memo field.

Additional Resources


Waldron College Advising Center

The Waldron College Advising Center is staffed by a full-time Advising Coordinator, a full-time academic advisor and graduate students trained to assist in advising.

College of Graduate Studies and Research

Applicants for graduate admissions may apply online. The application packet is available for download in pdf format.

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