School of Health Professions
HomeHealth ProfessionsPhD in Rehabilitation Sciences

PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences

PhD RS Admissions Information

The PhD RS program begins three times a year, in the Summer, Fall and Spring. Please visit the link below for deadline information. The online application and all supporting documentation must be received by the deadline.

Admissions Requirements

1. Online Application

SHP application information can be accessed through the following link: Please make sure that all information on your application is correct before selecting "Submit." If a change needs to be made, please email

2. Application Fee

The TTUHSC Application Fee of $40 can be paid through the online application by credit card. You may also pay by check or money order; mail a check or money order to the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs (3601 4th Street MS 6294, Lubbock, TX 79430). Please make checks and money orders payable to "TTUHSC." Your application will not be considered for admission until your fee has been paid.

3. Official Transcripts

The Office of Admissions and Student Affairs must receive a current, official transcript from every institution that you've attended. If you have attended TTU or TTUHSC, you only need to send official transcripts from the other institutions you've attended. Transcripts must be in a sealed envelope from the institution and must have been printed within the last year. Please send all official transcripts to the following address:

TTUHSC SHP Admissions and Student Affairs
3601 4th Street MS 6294
Lubbock, TX 79430
4. Official GRE Scores

Official GRE scores are required for admission. The SHP GRE submission code is 6851. If your GRE scores are more than 5 years old, they are not considered valid. Competitive GRE scores generally approach or exceed the 50th percentile in each category although lower scores may be considered if the applicant has exceptionally strong qualifications in other areas of the application.
5. Bachelor's Degree

A bachelor's degree or higher in a related field is required (e.g., Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Athletic Training, Kinesiology, Biology, Medicine, Biomedical Engineering, etc.)
6. Minimum GPA

A minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.0 is required; this includes all courses taken at every institution attended. Applicants who hold a Bachelor's degree must have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better, while applicants who hold a higher degree must have at least a 3.0 GPA for each undergraduate and graduate degree, as applicable.

7. Letters of Recommendation

At least three letters of recommendation are required for an application to be complete.Letters of recommendation are submitted online through the SHP Application. A recommender's name and email address will be required. Your recommender will receive an email with a link to our recommendation form for them to submit electronically.

8. Letter of Intent

A formal and well-crafted letter of intent specifying appropriate goals, interests, and work or other experiences consistent with the objectives of the program is required. This will be submitted through the online application.

9. Resume

Applicants are required to submit a recent resume. This can be emailed to

10. International Applicants

All foreign coursework must be evaluated by a Foreign Credential Service. We also require TOEFL/IELTS Scores for any applicant for whom English is their second language (scores are considered on a case by case basis). Please refer to our International Applicants webpage for more information and TOEFL/IELTS exemptions: We will no longer accept foreign transcript evaluations from Foreign Credentialing Commission on Physical Therapy, Inc. (FCCPT).

Application Process

Applications are considered on a rolling basis for acceptance into the program. Individual applications are reviewed once materials have been received; therefore, it is in the applicant's best interest to complete their application, including submission of required documentation, as early as possible. Fulfillment of the basic requirements does not guarantee admission.


Admission interviews are granted by the PhD RS admissions committee by invitation only. Applicants are selected for interviews based on a holistic evaluation of their application and supporting documents. Qualified applicants will be interviewed by at least one member of the PhD admissions committee prior to a formal decision about acceptance into the program.

Application Submission Checklist

1. Online SHP Application
2. Application Fee
3. Official Transcripts
4. Official GRE Scores
5. Letters of Recommendation - Three required
6. Resume

Contact Information

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs. Please contact our office by phone at 806-743-3220 or email at