DPT Accreditation

DPT Accreditation


Methodist University is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Effective August 2015, Methodist University is accredited as a Level V Doctoral degree granting institution to offer the Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree.


Methodist University is considered to be a Developing Program by the CAPTE (Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education). There are several phases that are involved in the Pre-accreditation Process. As the program completes the various phases of the pre-accreditation process leading to full accreditation the updated status will appear below.

Current Accreditation Status

Effective July 2015, Methodist University has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org). Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates that the program is progressing toward accreditation and may matriculate students in technical/professional courses. Candidate for Accreditation is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation.

Accreditation Timeline

  • Application for Accreditation Due: August 29, 2017
  • Decision: Summer 2018

Graduate Commencement Ceremony

The Winter Commencement Ceremony for students in Methodist University Graduate Programs.

Baccalaureate Service

Prior to graduation, a Baccalaureate Service will take place at 10:30 a.m. in Huff Concert Hall, where Dr. James Howell will deliver the baccalaureate...


This is the undergraduate Winter Commencement ceremony.

Admission by ticket only until 1:55 p.m.

View the Graduation Webcast here!...