Frequently Asked Questions
- On average, how do admitted students perform on the academic requirements?+-
一道本不卡免费高清Average Undergraduate GPA: 3.2
Average prerequisite GPA: 3.2
一道本不卡免费高清Average verbal GRE: 153
Average quantitative GRE: 153
一道本不卡免费高清Average analytical writing: 4.0
- What academic backgrounds do applicants have?+-
All applicants must complete a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution prior to matriculation. There is no requirement for any specific degree. Current students hold degrees in Kinesiology, Biology, Sports Medicine, Athletic Training, Psychology, Performing Arts, Physiological Psychology, English, Business, and Chemistry. Academic diversity creates a rich learning environment. All applicants must complete the required prerequisite courses.
- Is preference given to applicants from CA?+-
No, state of origin is not considered in the application process. Admitted students come from diverse national and international geographic locations.
- If I have a Master’s degree how is that considered in the application process?+-
一道本不卡免费高清When reviewing applications, the Master’s cumulative GPA will have a greater weight in the admissions evaluation than the cumulative GPA from the Institution that granted the Bachelor’s degree. If an applicant’s cumulative UG GPA is less than the required 3.0 minimum, we recommend they earn a Master’s degree.
- What is the average cohort size?+-
- Can the program be taken part-time?+-
一道本不卡免费高清No, the program is accredited to deliver the curriculum on a full-time basis.
- Can the program be taken on-line?+-
No, the program has a few hybrid courses but the curriculum is designed and accredited to be delivered in person.
- Once accepted, can I defer admission?+-
Yes, you may defer admission for one admission cycle. You must contact the Program Director for approval of the deferment.
- Is a deposit required upon admission?+-
一道本不卡免费高清Yes, if admitted, a $500.00 deposit is required to hold a place in the program. The deposit is non-refundable. It is applied to program expenses during the first semester of the program.
- As a Catholic Institution, do you give preference to applicants who are Catholic?+-
Mount Saint Mary’s University welcomes students of all faiths. This is in keeping with the mission of the founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet – to serve all persons without distinction.
- Who are the founders of Mount Saint Mary’s University?+-
The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet were founded in Le Puy, France in 1650. Six ordinary women joined forces to devote themselves to the needs of ordinary people. They dedicated themselves to the "practice of all the spiritual and corporal works of mercy of which woman is capable and which will most benefit the dear neighbor." They were neither educated nor wealthy, but worked to support themselves by making lace and taught this skill to local women living in destitution.
一道本不卡免费高清The Sisters currently “serve others in the United States, Japan and Peru. We do it in a manner that respects individuality and diversity, fostering the common good through parish service, adult education, spiritual direction and retreat work, direct service of the poor, and justice activities. We find the strength from being in community, which allows us to share resources and skills. Learn what living in community means to us.”
- Are there opportunities to work within the program or University?+-
Students in the third year of the program are eligible to apply for teaching assistant positions in courses they have already completed. Typically, these courses are Gross Anatomy, Patient/Client Management: Orthopedics, Health Care Procedures and Therapeutic Exercise. TAs are paid on an hourly basis for a maximum of 10 hours/week. TA application are reviewed by faculty in the DPT program.
Students in the second and third year of the program are eligible to apply for teaching assistant positions in the undergraduate biology laboratory courses. The application process and TA selection occur through the Department of Biology.
- What is the Graduation rate?+-
Class of 2013 90% Class of 2014 90.9% Class of 2015 96.7% Class of 2016 94% Class of 2017 94%
- What is the Licensure rate?+-
Ultimate Pass Rate - % of graduates passing licensure exam
Class of 2013 100% Class of 2014 100% Class of 2015 100% Class of 2016 96.7% Class of 2017 93.1%
- What is the employment rate?+-
一道本不卡免费高清Employment rate per alumni surveys - % employed (full-time or part-time) within one year following graduation:
Class of 2013 100% Class of 2014 100% Class of 2015 100% Class of 2016 100% Class of 2017 Not available
- What types of physical therapy settings do graduates practice in?+-
一道本不卡免费高清Graduates are generalist practitioners and are licensed to practice in any setting that is appropriate for physical therapy services. Some of the settings recent graduates practice in are: outpatient orthopedics, outpatient sports, outpatient neurorehabilitation, acute care, ICU, emergency department, wound care, women’s health, skilled nursing facilities, inpatient rehabilitation, inpatient pediatrics, outpatient pediatrics, school-based pediatrics, geriatrics, wellness, vestibular rehabilitation.