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Kean University has a collaborative dual degree program with the University of Medicine and Dentistry in Newark, New Jersey (UMDNJ). This dual degree program in Physical Therapy is a six-year combined Bachelor’s and Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. It consists of undergraduate studies at Kean for the Bachelor’s degree and graduate studies at UMDNJ in Newark leading to a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree (DPT).
Kean University offers seven majors from which to choose for the Bachelor’s degree. Once admitted into the undergraduate major, students must meet all general education and major requirements for the degree as well as all prerequisite courses for the DPT Program. In the fall semester of the junior year, students may apply for admission to the graduate Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at UMDNJ, through the Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) at www.ptcas.edu. If accepted into the program, courses taken during the first year of the DPT Program will be used to complete the senior year of the undergraduate degree. After completing the first year of the DPT, students will be awarded the Bachelor’s degree from Kean University in the undergraduate discipline chosen. Students will continue the two additional years at UMDNJ to complete the requirements for the DPT degree.
Students who already have a Bachelor’s degree must contact www.ptcas.org to apply to the DPT program using the online common application process (PTCAS).