PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences
Admission to the PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences program is competitive and is based on the candidate’s academic record, GRE scores, professional experiences, goals, interests, and potential to substantively contribute to the field of rehabilitation sciences. Candidates for admission must hold a bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field (e.g., physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, kinesiology, biology, medicine, biomedical engineering, etc.). Candidates must submit official transcripts that reflect the earned degree and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0. Candidates who hold a Bachelor’s degree must have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better, while candidates who hold a higher degree must have at least a 3.0 GPA for each undergraduate and graduate degree, as applicable. Candidates also must submit official GRE scores (verbal, quantitative, analytical, writing); at least three letters of recommendation; a formal and well-crafted letter of intent specifying appropriate goals, interests, and work or other experiences consistent with the objectives of the program; a current resumé; and any other pertinent information that is volunteered. Candidates who speak English as a second language must submit official TOEFL scores. Qualified candidates will be interviewed by at least one member of the PhD admissions committee prior to a formal decision about acceptance into the program.
Applications for admission may be submitted at any time. However, to ensure full consideration for available assistantships, applicants are encouraged to apply before February 1 for the following Summer and Fall semesters. Similarly, students may enroll in Summer or Fall semesters but are encouraged to begin in the Summer semester to ensure the optimum sequencing of courses during the first year of study.