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Master’s Degrees in Physical Therapy/Therapist

54 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
A master's degree in physical therapy is offered at 3 colleges in the United States. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 4% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 94.4% of physical therapy graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Physical Therapy Majors

In 2018-2019, 54 master's degrees were awarded to physical therapy majors. This makes it the 97th most popular master's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in physical therapy at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Doctor’s Degree 12,277
Bachelor’s Degree 385
Associate’s Degree 95
Master’s Degree 54
Graduate Certificate 54

Earnings of Physical Therapy Majors With Master’s Degrees

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to estimate the median debt for this class of people.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their master's degree in physical therapy. About 72.2% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 15
Women 39
Gender Diversity of Master's Degrees in Physical Therapy

The racial-ethnic distribution of physical therapy master’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 1
International Students 51
Other Races/Ethnicities 0
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Physical Therapy Master's Degree Students

There are 3 colleges that offer a master’s degree in physical therapy. Learn more about the most popular 3 below:

#1

University of Indianapolis

Indianapolis, Indiana
31 Yearly Graduations
84% Women

The most popular school in the United States for physical therapy students seekinga master's degree is University of Indianapolis. Roughly 5,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $29,844 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $37,514 per year.

The physical therapy program at University of Indianapolis awarded 31 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#2

Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
19 Yearly Graduations
63% Women

Duquesne University comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in physical therapy. Each year, around 9,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $39,992 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,580 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 19 people received their master's degree in physical therapy from Duquesne.

#3

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California
4 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Southern California comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in physical therapy. Each year, around 48,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,256 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $46,272 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their master's degree in physical therapy from USC. Of these students, 25% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to physical therapy that offer master’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Occupational Therapy 7,051
Rehabilitation Counseling 853
Art Therapy 456
Other Rehabilitation Professions 263
Orthotist/Prosthetist 205

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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