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PhD in Rehabilitation Science:
Curriculum

The PhD in Rehabilitation Science curriculum is founded on a biopsychosocial framework and a commitment to interdisciplinary research and interprofessional practice. Though we expect each student's pathway to be highly individualized, all students will complete specific requirements:

  • A seven-quarter core course series (21 credits)
  • A seven-quarter professional development seminar series (7 credits)
  • Extensive coursework or independent study in research methods (minimum of 18 credits)
  • Coursework and practicum experiences in teaching (minimum of 5 credits)
  • Three cognates (interrelated areas of study) specific to their goals (minimum of 6 credits each). Each cognate will include a series of courses and/or independent studies.

In addition to these requirements, the curriculum for each student will include a prior research experience, including participation in a mentor’s research culminating in the completion of a manuscript and scholarly presentation, completion of the General Examination, and successful defense of the Dissertation. The student's committee and the core faculty members of the Rehabilitation Science PhD Program must approve the entire course of study.

Please read the PhD Curriculum Plan for a detailed overview of the curriculum for students in the PhD Program in Rehabilitation Science.

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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, 2020.

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