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Rehabilitation Sciences, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #301 (ARWU) Lexington-Fayette, KY, United States
The Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral Program offered by the College of Health Sciences at the University of Kentucky is designed to produce research and academic leaders in rehabilitation sciences for the professions of athletic training, communication sciences & disorders, occupational therapy, and physical therapy.
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Our goal is to prepare outstanding academicians with a broad understanding of the rehabilitation sciences, expertise in their discipline, skills to fulfill leadership responsibilities, and demonstrated ability to advance knowledge through research and scholarship.

Through academic, clinical, and leadership experiences, the program is designed to prepare graduates to be scholars, conduct rehabilitation-related research, teach at the university level, direct discipline-specific education program, work in the rehabilitation services field, and collaborate with other professionals to provide leadership in rehabilitation health.

The mission of the Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral Program from University of Kentucky is to fulfill a leadership role in addressing the rehabilitation needs of individuals in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond through research, education, and service. The program is designed to produce research and academic leaders in rehabilitation sciences for the professions of communication sciences & disorders, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and athletic training.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Rehabilitation Sciences Theories and Applications through the Life Span 
  • Critical Appraisal of Research in Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Research in Rehabilitation Sciences 
  • Regression and Correlation

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

    • Application Fee
    • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended ( 2 copies each)
    • Official GRE Scores (**Note** GRE’s sent to The Graduate School must be targeted for the Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral Program. This requires that you enter the following school code (1837) so that your application can be processed.)
    • Official TOEFL score for international students
    • Three (3) letters of recommendation
    • Comprehensive resume
    • One-page essay detailing your professional goals and reasons for choosing the interdisciplinary program of study and your specific area of research interest.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30224 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15112 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    12726 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6363 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    12726 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6363 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Additional Fees:

    $10,500 Room & Board$2,000 Health Insurance$1,000 Books

Living costs for Lexington-Fayette

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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