Comparison of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Education with other Doctorate Level Health Professions and the MPT and MSPT degrees

DEGREE PsychD DPM DDS DO DPT MPT MSPT DC PharmD OTD
pre-requisite
semester hrs
BS (120)
MS (+45)
90 64 90 90 or
120
60 or
120
BS (120) 60 63 BS (120)
MS (+45)
semesters in
professional
school
6 sem 8 sem 8 sem 8 sem 8 sem 4 or
6 sem
4 sem 8 sem 9 sem 5 sem
amount of
clinical
experience
+1 year +48 wks 46 wks 20-30
wks
30 wks 20 wks 36 wks
semester hrs
in professional
school
70-100 123 180 152 128-
136
67 or
104
94 150+ 148 72
total semester
hrs
220 +
internships
213 +
externships
244 247 +
residency
218-
256
124 or
187
214 210+ 211 192 or
237


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