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PT instructor in front of class demonstrating PT

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.

Students in PT Lab with Instructor

Pitt's DPT program is currently ranked 1st in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

PT Instructor with Patient


Learn what this joint-degree program offers its graduate students.

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VIew application instructions and admission requirements.

Instructor Showing PT Students use of Medical Lab Equipment


Review the program coursework and plan of study.