• The Master of Science program is open to applicants who have a baccalaureate degree in a health profession from an accredited institution, as well as certification or registration in one of the health professions.
  • Applicants with a non health background may be considered if clear academic and professional goals have been established prior to applying to the program. 
  • International health professionals are eligible to apply to the program.  However, the ability to practice a health profession varies from state to state.

Academic Requirements

Applicants must meet the following criteria in order to apply to the MS in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences program:

  • A minimum 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA
  • A bachelor’s degree in a health profession from an accredited institution (or international equivalent)

*Applicants with a non-health background may be considered if clear academic and professional goals have been established prior to applying to the program

Application Materials

Applicants must submit the following materials to apply to the program:

  1. CV/Resume
  2. Three (3) Letters of Recommendation – academic or professional
  3. Statement of Intent that addresses the following:
    • A summary of the applicant's relevant educational, professional, and research background
    • Indication of career and professional goals
    • Why do you want to complete a MS degree in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences?
    • What are the most important experiences that have helped to prepare you for graduate study?
    • Where do you see your career in 5-8 years?
    • What are your strengths and weaknesses? How will the graduate program in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences allow you to utilize your strengths and weaknesses?
    • Include any unique accomplishments and/or contributions that you have made that were not captured in any of your other admission materials.
  4. Accountable Mentorship Agreement Form – to be completed by the faculty member who has agreed to take you on as their student. You may find Faculty Advisors by visiting our MS and PhD Faculty Advisor page
  5. Copies of research reports or other publications that you have authored, if applicable (International Students ONLY) TOEFL Scores

Graduate Non-Degree Option

Individuals who:

  • Do not wish to apply to the program at this time, but would like to take graduate coursework within the program or Graduate School
  • Are nearing the application deadline and feel they are not prepared to submit a competitive application yet, but would like to begin as soon as possible
  • May not have met the minimum requirements but are interested in applying to the program may apply for admission as a graduate non-degree student. On verification of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution, graduate non-degree students may register for graduate level courses with instructor permission.

Visit http://gpadmissions.osu.edu/apply/nondegree.html to access the application. If a graduate non-degree student later applies and is admitted to a graduate degree program, no more than 7 graduate credit hours accumulated as a non-degree student can be counted toward the graduate degree. The student would need to complete a Transfer of Graduate Credit Form to transfer those credits to the program.