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The Hybrid Doctor of Physical Therapy (Hybrid DPT) Program at MUSC

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Applications open this year for MUSC's new Hybrid Doctor of Physical Therapy (Hybrid DPT) program. The program will welcome its first cohort in fall 2025. Combining the prestige of our eight-semester curriculum from our nationally ranked program with the flexibility of hybrid learning, the program is designed to fit seamlessly into your life, no matter where you are in the country.

You'll experience the best of both worlds - dynamic online learning (both live and self-paced) and engaging, hands-on clinical labs in the vibrant and historic city of Charleston, SC. During the program's 12 immersive lab sessions (held twice per semester for the first six semesters), you'll work alongside expert faculty and clinicians from all over the nation. After 2.8 years, we invite you to celebrate your doctoral degree with us during the university's commencement event in the No. 1 city in the U.S.

After the second semester, you’ll also have the opportunity to customize your educational journey to fit your future career goals, including joining faculty-led research projects, investigating advanced clinical topics and contributing your new skillsets on medical mission trips.

Upcoming Information Sessions

Join a virtual information session to learn more about the Hybrid Doctor of Physical Therapy (Hybrid DPT) program. To register, click the date and time you would like to attend.

The Hybrid Student Experience

Clinical Education

During the final three semesters of the program, students apply their knowledge in diverse clinical experiences, preparing for clinical practice in modern health care.