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Doctor of Physical Therapy



The St. Ambrose University Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program sets a total cost for all tuition and fees for the full 2.5 years of the DPT Program. The total cost of the program is then divided across seven payments and the cost will not change over the course of the program. This format ensures that the student know the total tuition costs and can plan accordingly.

For the cohort of students entering the DPT Program in fall 2016 and graduating in December 2018, the total program cost will be $82,620. Students will be billed the following amounts each semester/term:

Fall 2016 - $13,770
Spring 2017 - $13,770
Summer 2017 - $6,885
Fall 2017 - $13,770
Spring 2018 - $13,770
Summer 2018 - $6,882
Fall 2018 - $13,770

This set price includes all tuition, course fees, liability insurance, technology fees, graduation application fees and a physical therapist tool kit that is used throughout the curriculum.

While this plan covers the major expenses of the DPT Program, there are additional costs not included in this amount. These items are not included because they may vary based on the student's prior training, clinical site placement and decisions on what course supplies to purchase. These additional costs include the following.

  • All housing and living related expenses
  • Books and optional course supplies
  • Parking fees
  • CPR Certification
  • Background checks required for clinical education
  • Immunizations for clinical education
  • Travel and housing during clinical education
  • Graduation regalia (cap and gown)