Explore Doctoral Degrees in Physical Therapy at Messiah University

Pursue your doctoral degree in physical therapy

Messiah University offers two doctoral degrees in physical therapy. Begin exploring below which program is right for you.

Master of Occupational Therapy
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Messiah University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) is designed to prepare competent therapists for meaningful careers as practitioners, educators, administrators and consultants in a variety of professional settings including hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers, homecare programs, schools and private practices. Our program is a full-time, residential, 110-credit program located in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, 12 miles from the state capital of Harrisburg.

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Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy

Messiah University offers a Doctor of Science in physical therapy (DSc in PT) for licensed physical therapists who wish to pursue academic and research opportunities in higher education. The degree is designed for busy adults and can be completed in four to five years while you practice. Students may choose from a degree concentration in academic leadership or orthopaedic manual therapy. Coursework for the program is predominately online.

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