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 $60.00 per credit hour. Therefore, specific tuition and fees will vary by semester.
Based on the most recent rates (2023-2024) the following are the estimated tuition and fees for the full 8 semesters of the DPT program:
In State: $50,352 ($5,394 per semester x 8 semesters plus 120 credit hours x $60 per hour)
Regional Tuition Discount: $66,480 ($7,410 per semester x 8 semesters plus 120 credit hours x $60 per hour)
Out of State: $82,608 ($9,426 per semester x 8 semesters plus 120 credit hours x $60 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.
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 link to Tuition and Fee Information, the cost per semester may be calculated. Be sure to select your residency status and scroll down to the graduate level status as well as selecting the correct academic year. In addition, as noted, the DPT program charges a $60.00 per credit hour differential fee. Therefore, the total amount paid per semester depends on the number of credit hours taken.
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 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 most recent 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.