Students come from various backgrounds related to or of interest to health and rehabilitation science. See below for examples of relevant fields.
Applications are submitted to the Rehabilitation Science Admissions Committee as soon as they are received. Applicants are informed once the committee makes a decision, usually before March 1. Apply by December 15 for the fullest consideration for financial aid.
No, however, research experience is required prior to application.
Applicants should show evidence of participation in the research process, ideally through the completion of a master’s level thesis. However, comparable research experiences will be considered.
The PhD program in rehabilitation science is a full-time only program.
Students are able to transfer credits on a case-by case basis. Courses will be considered for transfer with approval from the program director and student’s mentor.
Yes. They must be taken within four years of applying.
All graduate work credited to the doctoral degree must be completed within seven years of the first registration date in the program.
Career opportunities may include academic faculty positions, research positions in the public and private sectors, and clinical and/or administrative positions.
The PhD is a research doctorate designed to add to the body of knowledge in rehabilitation science. It requires original research and writing and defending a research dissertation. The OTD and/or DPT are clinical doctorates where the focus is on clinical practice rather than research.
In addition to working with the Department of Rehabilitation Science, you may interact with faculty from departments throughout the university, including architecture and planning; communicative disorders and sciences; and exercise and nutrition sciences.