About the Dual DPT/PhD
The Division of Physical Therapy at Emory University School of Medicine in coordination with the Applied Physiology Program and other departments at Georgia Tech offers a dual degree program that awards a doctorate in physical therapy (DPT) from the Emory School of Medicine as well as a PhD in Applied Physiology from the Georgia Tech School of Biological Sciences. Moreover, dual degree students have access to research engineers throughout Georgia Tech including the Emory-Georgia Tech joint biomedical engineering department. Stipend funding is available beginning in the 3rd year of the DPT curriculum. Fourth year funding is provided by the Georgia Tech Applied Physiology program through Graduate Research Assistantships, Teaching Assistantships or a Training Grant. A limited number of Graduate Teaching Assistantships may also be available. Years 5-6/7 are funded from the PhD advisor’s grant in the form of Graduate Research Assistantships.