College of Health Sciences

Glendale, AZ Campus

Application Process and Deadlines

Physical Therapy Program

To be considered for admission to the Physical Therapy Program, applicants must submit the following to Midwestern University Office of Admissions. 

  1. PTCAS Application
    Applicants are required to submit their applications to PTCAS at by February 15th. Please refer to the PTCAS application instructions for specific details about completing the application, required documents, and processing time. The PTCAS application should be available for applicants during the summer months. Due to the large number of applications and the limited number of seats available, applicants are strongly encouraged to complete their PTCAS application by December 15th. Midwestern University operates on a rolling admissions basis where applications are reviewed throughout the admissions cycle.
  2. Letters of Recommendation
    Applicants are required to submit a minimum of two letters of recommendation from professionals directly to PTCAS. It is preferred that one letter is written by a licensed physical therapist. The other letter can be written by any one of the following: prehealth advisory committee, prehealth advisor, or a college professor who knows the applicant well. The applicant should refer to the PTCAS application instructions for specific guidelines and requirements for submitting letters of recommendation.
  3. GRE scores
    Applicants are required to submit official GRE general test scores directly to Midwestern University. The MWU institutional code for submitting scores is 4160. Only test scores earned during the previous five years and sent directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) will be accepted.  The Office of Admissions must receive official GRE scores no later than February 15th.
  4. Completed Applications
    The Office of Admissions will send letters verifying receipt of PTCAS applications with all required materials to all applicants who meet the minimum cumulative GPA requirement of 3.0. The letters will also include instructions on checking the status of the required application materials online. Applicants are responsible for tracking the receipt of their application materials and ensuring the submission of all required documents. Only applicants who submit completed applications with all required application materials by February 15th will be considered for potential entrance into the Program.

Please note: Applicants are responsible for notifying the Office of Admissions of any changes in their mailing address or email address. All application withdrawal requests must be made in writing via e-mail, fax, or letter to:

Office of Admissions
Midwestern University
19955 N. 59th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85308
888/247-9277 or 623/572-3215