i know that this has probably been mentioned in another thread a while back, but thought that I should bring it back up since acceptances are slowly being mailed out. In terms of deciding a school does the degree really matter (DPT vs MPT)? To me it's similar to having a BSN vs an Associates degree in nursing since both have to take the same NCLEX in the end in order to practice and what you have doesn't really quite matter. Is there a salary difference between those with an MPT and DPT? (I'd ask those I work for, however, it'd be quite an odd conversation) However, considering the changing situation of to which physical therapy is progressing (direct access etc) is it better to get the DPT? I'm only asking because the public schools in Southern California CSUN and CSULB only offer MPT degrees and are considerably cheapter than the more numerous private schools in the surrounding area.