Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science Admissions Requirements | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

The Ph.D. 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

    Applicants for the Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science program must complete the TTUHSC SHP online application (

  2. Application Fee

    The $75.00 application fee may be paid by credit card through the online application system. You may also pay by check or money order. Please mail your 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." The application fee is non-refundable.

  3. Official Transcripts

    Paper Transcripts:
    Transcripts must be in an official sealed envelope by the institution and sent to our mailing address:

    TTUHSC SHP Admissions and Student Affairs
    3601 4th Street, Mail Stop 6294
    Lubbock, TX 79430

    Email PDF Transcripts:
    Applicants must submit official electronic transcripts directly from the institution or third-party processing center to

    • Applicants must submit official transcripts of college coursework from all colleges attended, utilizing one of the options above. The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is separate from Texas Tech University. Do not send transcripts to Texas Tech University, as this will delay the processing of your application.
    • Please note, official transcripts from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center are not required. Official transcripts from Texas Tech University are required.
    • Transcripts from any international college or university must have an official course-by-course evaluation from a Foreign Transcript Evaluation Service.
    • The applicant's responsibility is to ensure all required application materials, including updated transcripts, are submitted before the application deadline for each program.
  4. Official GRE Scores

    We require official GRE scores for admission through the Fall 2024 semester. Effective Spring 2025, the
    GRE will be optional but recommended. The SHP's GRE submission code is 6851. GRE scores over five
    years old are not considered valid

  5. Degree

    A graduate degree in a rehabilitation science or related discipline is required for admission into the Ph.D. RS program.

  6. Minimum GPA

    minimum GPA of a 3.0 in the last 60 hours of coursework is required

  7. Supporting Documents

    A letter of intent specifying your area of interest is required. You will submit this through your online application.

    You will also submit a resume and a writing sample, (such as a copy of a master thesis or research paper).
  8. Letters of Recommendation

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

  9. International Applicants

    If you are not a citizen/permanent resident of the United States, please refer to our International Applicants webpage for the additional requirements needed for your application.

Application Process

Applications are considered on a rolling basis for acceptance into the professional 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.

Applicants who meet the above listed requirements and are deemed competitive candidates for admission will be invited to TTUHSC for an interview. The admissions committee selects the most qualified applicants for admission by considering the following: cumulative GPA, GRE Scores, interview scores, recommendation letters, letter of intent, resume, writing sample, and other factors.


Admission interviews are granted by the Ph.D. admissions committee by invitation only. Applicants are selected for interviews based on a holistic evaluation of their application and supporting documents.

Application Submission Checklist

  1. Online SHP Application
  2. Application Fee
  3. Official Transcripts
  4. Official GRE scores are required for applications through the Fall 2024 semester. Effective Spring 2025, the GRE will be optional but recommended.
  5. Letters of Recommendation - Three required
  6. Letter of Intent (submitted through online application)
  7. Writing Sample (Ex. Master Thesis - submitted through online application)
  8. Resume (submitted through online application)

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