Tuition for the Duke Doctor of Physical Therapy program is $38,000 per year. Please note tuition, fees, and living allowance amounts are Board of Trustees mandated and subject to change.
The DPT program is a two year, ten-month, full-time program and is competitive with other doctoral-level programs of comparable quality and selectivity.
Payment is due in equal parts throughout each program year.
Year one: Total tuition is billed in three equal payments
Year two: Total tuition is billed in three equal payments
Year three: Total tuition is billed in two equal payments
The program also requires:
$2,000 technology fee in years one and two
$2,000 laboratory fee in year one
These fees help cover the cost of an encrypted laptop, preloaded with required software, on-site technical support, and the cadaver-based lab that is the foundation of the anatomy course.
The cost of living in central North Carolina is very reasonable compared to other schools offering DPT programs.
The Duke University Office of Financial Aid estimates that the cost of food and rent, including utilities, for a graduate student in Durham is approximately $25,320 a year.
Learn about financial aid options.
The program has determined that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in all states, the District of Colombia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands secondary to its accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, based on the following: CAPTE accreditation of a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant program satisfies state educational requirements in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Thus, students graduating from CAPTE-accredited physical therapist and physical therapist assistant education programs are eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Examination and apply for licensure in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For more information regarding state qualifications and licensure requirements, refer to the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy website at www.fsbpt.org. The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Duke University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Avenue, Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; 703-706-3245; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 919-681-4380 or email email@example.com.