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Program Summary
Program starts fall, spring or summer terms
8 years (with approved credit transfer) or 10 years (without credit transfer) 
72 credits total required to graduate (some areas of focus may require more credits)

Goals and Core Areas of Study

The primary goals of the PhD program in Rehabilitation Science are to:

  • Provide core content in theories and models of rehabilitation, disability and/or assistive technology that underpin rehabilitation science;
  • Provide in-depth, state of the science, content in basic, clinical, social, medical and/or engineering sciences that support the dissertation research;
  • Provide mentorship opportunities for immersion in rehabilitation science research laboratories, projects, and/or ongoing studies;
  • Prepare students to conduct and disseminate original research that will advance rehabilitation science;
  • Promote interdisciplinary research in preparation for becoming a research team member;
  • Promote knowledge, behaviors and skills consistent with the responsible conduct of research;
  • Provide opportunities to teach content in an area of expertise.