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. Years 4-6/7 are funded from the PhD advisor’s grant in the form of Graduate Research Assistantships. For students who choose to work with a Georgia Tech faculty as their research mentor, a limited number of Graduate Teaching Assistantships may also be available.