Applying to Mary Baldwin’s Health Sciences Programs

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*Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis.

How to Apply

Graduate and Professional Programs

Dual Degree Programs

Undergraduate Programs

Holistic Admissions Process

At Mary Baldwin University, we believe that the best clinicians are well-rounded and resilient. We look for individuals who are compassionate, collaborative, and dedicated to excellence. We use these principles to consider the wholeness of each candidate rather than disproportionately focusing on any one factor.

Tell Us About Yourself

We encourage you to tell us about yourself beyond your academic achievements. Tell us about your unique background, your attributes and characteristics, and your experiences, work or volunteer, even if not directly healthcare-related. We want to get to know you! These factors are part of our review and selection process, just like your GPA.

English Proficiency

English proficiency is considered essential to providing quality patient care. Students for whom English is not their primary language, regardless of U.S. citizenship, are required to submit their TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score with their application. The MBU school code is 5397. A minimum score is 570 for the paper-based exam.  A minimum score of 89 (DPT program only) or 88 (all other programs) for the internet-based exam. A student may be exempted if they have graduated with a bachelor’s or graduate degree from a four-year accredited U.S. university.

Professional Licensure Disclosure by State 

The occupational therapy, physical therapy, and physician assistant programs have determined that their curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Professional Licensure Disclosure by Territory

Inhabited TerritoryOccupational TherapyPhysician AssistantPhysical Therapy
American Samoa (AS)Not Yet Determined Not Yet DeterminedNot Yet Determined
Guam (GU)Not Yet DeterminedNot Yet DeterminedNot Yet Determined
Northern Mariana Islands (MP)Not Yet DeterminedNot Yet DeterminedNot Yet Determined
Puerto Rico (PR)Yes Not Yet DeterminedYes 
Virgin Islands (VI)Not Yet DeterminedNot Yet DeterminedYes 

NOTE: Completion of an authorized educational program does not guarantee licensure or certification. States may have additional requirements such as a background check, jurisprudence examination, recommendations, etc.

Mary Baldwin University recommends students consult the appropriate licensing agency or board in the respective state or territory in which they intend to practice before beginning any academic program or coursework. If students experience difficulty finding the license requirements for a specific state or territory, please contact the program director or admissions.

Join Us for an Information Session

Located approximately seven miles from the main campus of Mary Baldwin University, the Murphy Deming campus is adjacent to Augusta Health. Murphy Deming provides exceptional opportunities to enrich and advance the quality of education for our students. 

Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences is located at 100 Baldwin Boulevard, Fishersville, VA.

Summer 2024

Learn more about health sciences graduate programs from each program director.

Upcoming Drop-In Chats:

In-Person Opportunities

Small Group Open Houses

Experience life as an MBU health sciences graduate student in PA, OT, or PT as you consider joining the Murphy Deming Community.

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Visitation for Online Students

If you’re interested in learning more about our online programs, please email

Tuition and Fees

Graduate Programs

The tuition rate for the Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences is inclusive of all course, lab, and technology fees. Tuition will be billed in installments at the start of each semester (summer, fall, and spring). Students are responsible for their own living expenses, book costs, and travel to and from clinical rotations. Some clinical rotations require significant travel and may require that students obtain local housing.

Undergraduate Programs

Each year, MBU provides more than $22 million in financial aid and scholarships. With nearly all undergraduate students receiving a merit scholarship or other grant, private, high-quality education at MBU is more affordable than you think. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for more information at or 540-887-7025.

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MDCHS Admissions:, (540) 887-4110