Most students will have a choice about what physical therapy program to attend for their doctoral degree. Many things will be considered when making that choice such as quality of instruction, philosophy of program, geographical location, licensure outcomes and certainly cost. Particularly for those graduating from UC or CSU educational institutions, the costs at an independent college like Samuel Merritt University and others can seem extremely high. We have provided some detailed information about both value and cost of attendance at Samuel Merritt University. We would encourage each of you to ask these same questions at the other schools you are considering.
- The DPT Program is 7 trimesters for a full-time student and there are 3 trimesters in an academic year.
- In order to estimate the total tuition cost during matriculation as a full-time student, you would divide the annual tuition by 3 and then multiply that number by 7.
- Students do not pay tuition during the final clinical education experience. There is a matriculation fee during the clinical that you will find listed on the web page with tuition and fees.
- It is important to note that this is only an estimate because this calculation does not include any annual tuition increases that the University may institute.