Curriculum - PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences

Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences

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The curriculum is accelerated and condensed from the conventional 60 semester credit requirement to an enhanced 48 quarter credit minimum for students entering with a graduate degree (e.g., MS, DPT). A comprehensive examination and a dissertation research project are required. The PhD degree can be completed in 3-1/2 to 4 years of fulltime study.

Doctoral Residency

Consistent with the highest standards in quality PhD education, students immerse themselves in study with a research mentor. Scheduling of the onsite residency period depends on the research plan and the faculty-student contract.