TTUHSC School of Allied Health Sciences

PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences

Admission Requirements

Admission to the PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences program is competitive and is based on the applicant’s academic record, GRE scores, professional experiences, goals, interests, and potential to substantively contribute to the field of rehabilitation sciences. Applicants 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.). Applicants must submit official transcripts that reflect the earned degree and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0. 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. Applicants 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. 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. Applicants who speak English as a second language must submit official TOEFL scores. 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.

Applications for admission should be submitted prior to the application deadline for each semester. Application deadlines are posted on School of Allied Health Sciences Application webpage ( ). Students may begin the program in Summer, Fall or Spring semesters.