Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy

Middle East-Based MS to tDPT

The University of Montana is proud to partner with Global Education Service (GES) and Rehab Essentials to bring a transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy program to students based in Egypt, Jordan, Palestine or Sudan.  The University of Montana understands there is a discrepancy in cost of living and salaries in the PT profession internationally.  Recognizing this, the University of Montana accommodates and provides access to an affordable pathway for PT’s residing in Egypt, Jordan, Palestine or Sudan to acquire a DPT at a cost that is proportional to the market differential between the US and the Middle East.

Earn an Advanced Degree from an Accredited University

The innovative, world-class curriculum is taught by the best and brightest faculty. The contemporary online format engages you from virtually anywhere, when you are ready, on your schedule and at your pace.  Plus, as a student, you will have direct access to these expert faculty and to a diverse, experienced peer group.

All but one course is online. Each course within the curriculum is designed to advance critical thinking to the doctorate level while building on clinical skills.

Elevating the Profession

As the saying goes, “a rising tide lifts all boats.” The UM tDPT program provides a critical career advancement pathway for physiotherapists trained at Universities.  Middle Eastern physiotherapists, faculty, or administrators residing in Egypt, Jordan, Palestine or Sudan holding a master’s degree from a PT school in one of these countries can enroll to attain a DPT.

While the tDPT coursework will assist toward the fulfillment of the educational requirements toward US licensure, it does not guarantee a US license. All  PT’s seeking US PT licensure, must comply with all steps outlined by the FSBPT.


Key Dates

Application Deadline for Summer 2021 Semester: Postmarked by April 18, 2021
Semester Start Dates:
    Summer 2021 May 3, 2021
    Fall 2021 August 30, 2021
    Spring 2022 January 10, 2022



* we run 3 semesters a year, starting January, April, and August.


  • GES MS to DPT Adjusted Tuition$5,000* (regular tuition $8,500)
  • Application Fee (non refundable)$85
  • Proctoring Fee$50 per semester
  • Graduation Fee$45
  • GES fees may also apply

*$250 per credit. Payment option is available.

*Professionalism: The Doctoring Profession includes a weekend seminar which can be taken virtually or on campus.  For the course sequence starting a different semester, learn more here


  • Online courses viewed across any platform and on your time.
  • Access to internationally-recognized subject matter experts
  • Professionalism course includes a weekend seminar which can be taken virtually or on campus
  • Well-defined curriculum delivers critical content for career advancement
  • E-learning solution creates a flexibility to accommodate busy professional and personal lives
  • Graduate with a degree from the University of Montana, an institution accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).



  • Masters in Physical Therapy Degree or Masters of Science in Physical Therapy Degree
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Proof of residency in Egypt, Jordan, Palestine or Sudan. Residency in a qualifying country must be maintained for the entirety of the program to qualify for the adjusted tuition.
  • Copy of Physical Therapy license or proof of practice in your country of residence/practice
  • Academic equivalency documentation
  • English proficiency results

**Non-US licensed applicants whose native language is not English must submit qualifying TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) scores to be admitted into the tDPT curriculum. If the TOEFL score is below 580 (paper-based test), 237 (computer-based test) or 92 (internet-based test), the IELTS score is below 6.5 or the MELAB score is below 82, applicants are encouraged to complete English as a Second Language course(s) and resubmit TOEFL, IELTS or MELAB scores before they apply to the program.

How to Apply

Offered by University of Montana in collaboration with Rehab Essentials and GES.  Please complete the online application using the Apply Now button below.  Then send any questions and all admission requirements to GES via the contact below. For any questions regarding the admission process and the program for physiotherapists residing in Egypt, Jordan, Palestine or Sudan, visit https://globaleducationservice.us or contact:


Global Education Service (GES)

Fifth Area Sheraton Helioplis Cairo, Egypt


WhatsApp: +201027743702


All required materials must be postmarked no later than application deadline noted above in Key Dates.  Spots are limited and assigned on a first come, first serve basis.

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