Rehabilitation Science, PhD

Rehabilitation Science is an interdisciplinary field of study that investigates theories and practices that contribute to improving the quality of life of individuals who have functional limitations caused by health conditions that affect communication and/or movement. The program is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and abilities to perform in academics, research, and industrial positions. In addition, the program prepares students to meet demands at local, state, regional, and national levels for doctoral level scholars.

The program offers concentrations in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) and Movement Sciences and Disorders (MSD). Students in the CSD concentration can choose specializations in audiology/hearing science or speech-language pathology/speech science. Students in the MSD concentration select primary and secondary academic emphases and research specializations to develop customized areas of expertise. This Ph.D. program is only offered in Lubbock, Texas, and is not a distance education program. Students who do not live in Lubbock are expected to travel to Lubbock when necessary/required.

Our Program

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Admission Requirements

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Students in the Ph.D. program in Rehabilitation Science must earn a total of 86 graduate semester credit hours to meet the minimal credit requirement.

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The Profession

Individuals with a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science serve as instructors, mentors, and researchers in academia or industry.

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Tuition & Fees

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Contact our Office of Admissions and Student Affairs at or call 806-743-3220 for more information regarding the RS program.