Top Physical Therapy Programs for Career Support

1 Washington University in St. Louis 9.75
2 University of North Florida 9.57
3 Texas Woman’s University 9.50
4 University of Central Arkansas 9.39
5 MGH Institute of Health Professions 9.38
6 University of Southern California (USC) 9.35
7 University of Wisconsin-Madison 9.33
8 Rutgers University- Camden 9.30
9 East Tennessee State University 9.29
10 The Ohio State University 9.27
11 Mayo School of Health Sciences 9.23
12 Saint Louis University 9.13
13 Emory University 9.05
14 A. T. Still University – Mesa 9.03
15 University of Indianapolis 9.01
16 University of South Alabama 9.00
17 The University of Alabama at Birmingham 8.95
18 Georgia Regents University 8.90
19 Rockhurst University 8.88
20 Samuel Merritt University 8.86
21 Thomas Jefferson University 8.85
22 Georgia Regents University 8.83
23 University of Minnesota Twin Cities 8.81
24 University of Massachusetts-Lowell 8.75
25 Old Dominion University 8.70 defines career support as: quality of career planning, resources and support received both during graduate school studies and after.

In addition to rating their respective programs, students often post comments regarding their experiences. One Class of 2015 University of Central Arkansas Physical Therapy student wrote: ‚ÄúThis is a great program. This program has very knowledgeable faculty who are experts in their respective fields. This program provides great variety and expectations for clinical rotations. Overall, UCA’s DPT program provides a perfect route for developing competent and effective entry level physical therapists upon graduation.”

Students can continue to review their programs at and qualify to win a $1,000 scholarship, awarded once per semester. Reviews will be incorporated into upcoming program rankings.

METHODOLOGY reaches current and recent graduate students through scholarship entries as well as social media platforms. These program rankings cover a period from September 1, 2012 to September 30, 2015. assigns 15 ranking categories to each graduate program at each graduate school. Rankings cover a variety of student topics, such as academic competitiveness, career support, financial aid, and quality of network.

For a given graduate program, rankings are determined by calculating the average score for each program based on the 15 ranking categories. These scores are then compared across all ranked schools for that program and are translated into a final ranking for that graduate program, i.e., business and management. A given graduate program is not ranked until a minimum threshold of graduate student surveys is completed for that graduate program.