Graduate students are billed for a maximum of 9 hours each semester. Your tuition and fees are based on 9 hours although students in our program generally take closer to 18 hours a semester. The current number of hours per semester is listed below. Students in our program currently pay a tuition differential of $59.00 per credit hour. Therefore, specific tuition and fees will vary by semester.
Based on 2021-2022 tuition rates, the following are the estimated tuition and fees for the full 8 semesters of the DPT program:
In State: $48,976 ($5,237 per semester x 8 semesters plus 120 credit hours x $59 per hour)
Regional Tuition Discount: $65,104 ($7,253 per semester x 8 semesters plus 120 credit hours x $59 per hour)
Out of State: $81,232 ($9,269 per semester x 8 semesters plus 120 credit hours x $59 per hour)
The cost of books will vary by semester. An estimated total cost for the program is $1323.89.
The university does not offer dedicated graduate housing. Housing and transportation costs will vary based on the individual’s housing preferences and clinical education placements. These expenses are not factored into the estimated tuition and fees.
For a year by year breakdown, please see the CAPTE Student Financial Fact Sheet (posted soon).
Current DPT hours
Program Credit Hours
Fall I- 17 hours
Spring I- 19 hours
Summer I- 10 hours
Fall II- 17 hours
Spring II- 19 hours
Summer II- 9 hours
Fall III- 19 hours
Spring III- 10 hours
Total hours- 120
By using the Fee Estimator the cost per semester may be calculated. Be sure to select your residency status and graduate level status as well as the correct academic year. Under “Class Types and Credit Hours” select the number of credit hours for the semester as “Seated Hours.” Under “Specific Class and Lab Fees,” be sure to check “Let Me Specify” and select the appropriate number of hours under “Therapy Classes.” Be sure this number matches the number of seated hours you selected under “Class Types and Credit Hours.” Do not select any other options under “Specific Class and Lab Fees” except the number of credit hours for therapy classes. (Note that in-state students do not pay tuition, only maintenance fees.)
Please note that it is difficult to establish residency for tuition purposes in Tennessee if you are not already a resident. Non-residents should make all decisions based on out of state tuition. Residents of specific Georgia and Alabama counties may qualify for regional tuition rates. For more information on regional tuition rates, click the links below.
Link to Fee Estimator
Link to Fee Information
Regional Tuition Regional tuition credit applies to students who are residents of Catoosa, Dade, Fannin, Murray, Walker and Whitfield counties in Georgia and Jackson County in Alabama. The Application for Regional Tuition Differential Rate form must be submitted for every semester of enrollment in order to maintain regional tuition differential rate.
Please note that this information is based on the current 2021-2022 academic year. Tuition rates may change, and the number of credit hours in a semester are subject to change in an upcoming academic year. All fees are subject to any changes approved by the Board of Trustees prior to the beginning of a term.