The Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Science
This program is designed to include many of the rehabilitation professions and offers opportunities for qualified clinical professionals to prepare for careers in independent research, teaching, and administration. It is the goal of this program to prepare graduates who will provide vision and direction for the integration of the rehabilitation professions; advance the theory and practice of rehabilitation science through research; and acquire and integrate knowledge related to the social and basic medical sciences.
There are three core areas of study in the doctoral degree program:
For students holding a master's or doctoral degree, up to 45 graduate level quarter units taken in completion of this degree may be applicable to the PhD degree.
Students are expected to complete appropriate courses in the basic science areas needed to form a foundation for their research area. The program includes both written and oral comprehensive examinations before admission to candidacy and a presentation and oral defense of a dissertation resulting in at least one to three publishable papers.
The applicant must have a bachelor's or master's degree in an allied health profession area or a discipline related to rehabilitation science with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in academic and professional coursework. A formal letter of support from a primary research faculty member whose research interests and availability match those of the applicant must be filed with the application.
PROGRAM TUITION RATES.
Tuition rates do not include books and supplies, personal living and transportation costs.
SAHP Tuition Rates
For further program inquiry, contact Dr. Grenith Zimmerman directly.
Dr. Grenith Zimmerman
Director of PhD Rehabilitation Sciences Program
(909) 558-1000-1-4, ask for extension 47667.