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PhD in Rehabilitation Science:
Eligibility Requirements

Prospective students are expected to have backgrounds in occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and language pathology, rehabilitation counseling, prosthetics & orthotics, medicine, nursing, engineering, or other fields related to rehabilitation science.

In addition, all applicants will be required to have outstanding academic records and in most cases, documentation of clinical expertise and leadership. Factors considered in admission to this degree track are:

  • Previous background, including work experience (preferred) and licensure and/or certification to practice (as appropriate), in occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and language pathology, rehabilitation counseling, prosthetics and orthotics, medicine, nursing, engineering, or other field related to rehabilitation science. Applicants with bachelor's, master's, and clinical doctoral degrees will be considered.

  • Undergraduate and/or graduate minimum GPA of 3.0 in their field of study.

  • GRE scores within the last five years.

  • Letters of reference from both academic and clinical settings as appropriate.

  • Evidence of certification and licensure to practice as appropriate.

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PhD in Rehab Science Application Deadline

The PhD Program in Rehabiliation Science accepts applications every other year. The next application deadline will be January 15, 2018.

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