The PhD in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences program welcomes applications beginning August 15 each year. Domestic applicants must apply by November 15 and international applicants must apply by October 1 to be considered for admission the following Autumn. The HRS PhD program admits students only once per year, each Autumn.

The first and most important step in considering the PhD in HRS is to identify an eligible faculty mentor who is willing to serve as your advisor for the duration of the program. The PhD advisor serves as an academic and research advisor, in addition to providing strong mentorship in personal and professional development. The advisor should have a research program in your area of interest for scientific inquiry. A good match between mentor and mentee is critical for success and is therefore a requirement for any applicant to be considered for admission. Please contact faculty early to directly engage in conversation regarding if they are taking students, common research interests, and mutual expectations. A complete list of prospective faculty mentors can be found here: Find a Faculty Advisor here