Online PhD Programs in Physical Therapy That You Can Afford

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Colleges in the US with online PhD in physical therapy programs have a median tuition of $8,843 per year. There has been a 53.3% decrease in the median tuition over the past few years. In 2007, the annual median tuition was $18,950 at these online schools.

The tuition range for colleges offering online physical therapy programs at the doctoral level is displayed in the following graph. Tuition is shown from the most to least costly colleges and universities.

Tuition Level Number of Schools
Cheapest 3
Low cost 3
Average cost 3
Most expensive 3

Tuition of more than $29,998 yearly is charged by the most expensive online doctorate degree program in physical therapy colleges. On the other end of the spectrum, the cheapest colleges require students to pay yearly tuition costs in the range of $2,994 to $5,093. The accredited online physical therapy PhD schools that are the most inexpensive are located in North Carolina, South Dakota, and Texas.

  • PhD in Health Sciences – Physical Therapy/Movement Science
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy – Optimal Aging
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy – Neurology
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy – Manual Therapy
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy – Orthopedic
  • PhD in Health Related Sciences – Physical Therapy
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy – Administration
  • PhD in Physical Therapy

In 2011, these low tuition programs graduated approximately 25% of physical therapy graduates with doctoral programs from online colleges and universities in the nation. This represents 46,194 of the 186,713 graduates from across the country. Between 2006 and 2011, the percentage of physical therapy graduates with doctorate degree programs from the lowest cost online schools has increased, while the number of graduates has decreased by 6,694 graduates per year.

Tuition ranging from $6,885 to $7,875 annually is charged by other somewhat more expensive online physical therapy PhD colleges and universities. A reported 3 of the 12 online schools with doctorate degree programs in physical therapy programs in the US charge tuition in this range.

In 2011, 33.7%, or 62,862 of the country’s physical therapy PhD level graduates received their certificates from these cheap online programs. Only 5 years prior, in 2006, only 49,679 students earned credentials from these colleges. Therefore, from these reasonably priced online colleges and universities, the number of students graduating has increased by 27%.

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1. University of South Dakota Vermillion, South Dakota $2,994 $4,491
2. University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, North Carolina $4,815 $23,430
3. University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, Texas $5,093 $14,393
4. Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, Virginia $6,885 $19,604
5. Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Pomona, New Jersey $7,349 $13,260
6. University of Kansas Lawrence, Kansas $7,875 $20,680
7. University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Newark, New Jersey $9,811 $14,717
8. Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale, Florida $21,600 $21,600
9. Shenandoah University Winchester, Virginia $24,780 $24,780
10. Regis University Denver, Colorado $29,998 $29,998
11. Simmons College Boston, Massachusetts $31,280 $31,280
12. University of Scranton Scranton, Pennsylvania $34,236 $34,236

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