Master’s Degrees in Physical Therapy/Therapist
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|
Earnings of Physical Therapy Majors With Master’s Degrees
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|
The racial-ethnic distribution of physical therapy master’s degree students is as follows:
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||1|
|Hispanic or Latino||0|
Most Popular Physical Therapy Programs for Master’s Degrees
There are 3 colleges that offer a master’s degree in physical therapy. Learn more about the most popular 3 below:
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.
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.
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.
Explore Major by State
Below are some popular majors that are similar to physical therapy that offer master’s degrees.
|Major||Annual Degrees Awarded|
|Other Rehabilitation Professions||263|
*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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- Bureau of Labor Statistics
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