3+3 Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree (DPT)

The 3+3 Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) Degree program is an accelerated, combined degree program with SUNY Upstate Medical University, which allows you to earn a DPT Degree in 6 years, rather than the typical 7 years. After 3 years of study as a Biology major at Geneseo, you transfer to Upstate for 3 years. Upon completion of one year of studies at Upstate, Geneseo awards you a BA Degree in Biology, and upon completion of 3 years at Upstate, you are awarded the DPT Degree.

To apply for this program, you must submit two separate applications–one to Geneseo and another to SUNY Upstate. To apply to Geneseo, you may file either the preferred Common Application or SUNY Application by January 1. Be sure to give yourself 4-6 weeks to complete our application process. Upstate’s application deadline is February 1.

It is important that you clearly indicate on your Geneseo application that you wish to be considered for the 3+3 DPT Program with SUNY Upstate Medical University. You must be admitted separately to each College in order to participate in this Program.

For more specific information about this program, feel free to contact the program advisor at Geneseo, Jennifer Haines. She can be reached at either 585-245-5095 or

More information on applying to Geneseo and SUNY Upstate.