The MU College of Health Sciences offers a PhD in Health and Rehabilitation Science. This is an interdisciplinary, research-focused doctoral program designed to prepare students for careers in research, higher education, and organizational leadership in the health disciplines (including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, health psychology, health science, public health, and health administration). Students may be working professionals, practitioners with a clinical degree who intend to pursue research-focused career opportunities, or they may be students who enter immediately after earning a bachelor’s degree. The program uses a mentorship-model in which students are accepted to work with specific faculty and to learn through hands-on research experience. Coursework is tailored to students’ research interests and crosses disciplines.
- Fall Deadline: February 1
- Minimum of Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent
- Minimum GPA: 3.0 preferred
- Minimum GRE score: Verbal + Quantitative = 306, preferred
Minimum Language Requirements
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Required Application Materials
- Completed Graduate School online application
- Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
- Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)
The following items must be uploaded to your Graduate School online application:
- Official GRE results
- English Proficiency Exam results (international students only)
- Three letters of recommendation
- A curriculum vitae or resume
- 500-word personal statement/statement of interest
- One example of scholarly work
- Faculty Interest, identifying 1-3 faculty members (built into the Graduate School online application)
Note: An interview is required for admission to the program.