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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Rehabilitation Science University of Washington

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Summary

The PhD Program in Rehabilitation Science prepares researchers, educators, and leaders in the area of rehabilitation science to contribute to the development of rehabilitation practice, research, and policy. Graduates of the PhD Program are expected to:

  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge and productivity in rehabilitation science specific to research, education, service delivery, and/or policy.
  • Demonstrate leadership in interdisciplinary collaboration for the purpose of optimizing research, education, service delivery, and/or policy.
  • Generate and extend knowledge that is innovative and rigorously tested within a focused area of rehabilitation science.

Program Goals

Graduates of the PhD program will be expected to demonstrate competence relative to the following goals:

  • Understand rehabilitation science and social constructs about disability and apply this information to excellence in research, education, service delivery, and policy development and interpretation.
  • Understand the unique role and contribution to rehabilitation science of his/her entering discipline (e.g., physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech/language pathology, rehabilitation counseling).
  • Critically evaluate and synthesize research in rehabilitation science.
  • Understand research methods relevant to rehabilitation science.
  • Design and implement innovative research relevant to rehabilitation science.
  • Take a leadership role in preparing a grant application.
  • Design and deliver scholarly presentations and facilitate effective discussions.
  • Disseminate research and other scholarly products/manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and other venues appropriate to the field of rehabilitation science.
  • Effectively design, implement, and evaluate instruction related to a focused area of study and reflecting a rehabilitation science perspective.

Careers

Rehabilitation Science is an interdisciplinary field that focuses on human function and disability. Basic and applied research from health sciences, social sciences, engineering, and related fields are directed toward:

  • Enhancing physical and psychosocial functioning, participation in life situations, and quality of life of people with disabilities
  • Informing relevant social and health care policy

The PhD Program in Rehabilitation Science at the University of Washington targets students from diverse backgrounds in rehabilitation-related fields including: occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and language pathology, rehabilitation counseling, medicine, nursing, prosthetics and orthotics, and engineering.

Graduates of the PhD Program in Rehabilitation Science will be prepared as researchers, educators, and leaders in the field of rehabilitation science, who will work in academic institutions, service delivery systems (hospitals, public schools, etc.), government agencies, and the private sector. These individuals will be prepared to address research, education, service delivery, and policy challenges requiring an interdisciplinary perspective.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Rehabilitation Science.

Full Time (90 credit hours)

Tuition fees

$30,208.00 (22,14,228) per year

From

29-Sep-21

Venue

University of Washington

Schmitz Hall, 1410 NE Campus Parkway,

SEATTLE,

Washington,

98195, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Prospective students are expected to have backgrounds in occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and language pathology, rehabilitation counseling, prosthetics & orthotics, medicine, nursing, engineering, or other fields related to rehabilitation science.

In addition, all applicants will be required to have outstanding academic records and in most cases, documentation of clinical expertise and leadership. Factors considered in admission to this degree track are:

Previous background, including work experience (preferred) and licensure and/or certification to practice (as appropriate), in occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and language pathology, rehabilitation counseling, prosthetics and orthotics, medicine, nursing, engineering, or other field related to rehabilitation science. Applicants with bachelor's, master's, and clinical doctoral degrees will be considered.

Undergraduate and/or graduate minimum GPA of 3.0 in their field of study

English Proficiency:

The Graduate School is temporarily accepting official test scores for both the Duolingo English Test and the TOEFL ITP Plus For China to assist international students with remote testing options. This policy is currently in effect through the autumn 2021 admission cycle (i.e., students enrolling in autumn 2021).

TOEFL iBT - Minimum Required Score (ELP Required): 80; Recommended Score (ELP Satisfied): 92 or higher

TOEFL pBT - Minimum Required Score: 500

Duolingo: Minimum Required Score (ELP Required): 105; Recommended Score (ELP Satisfied): 120 or higher

IELTS: Minimum Required Score 6.5

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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