Ph.D. On Campus

Rehabilitation Science

University at Buffalo

60 months
11550 USD/year
11550 USD/year
5655 USD/year
Tuition fee
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 Personalize your program of study by developing and exploring the areas of rehabilitation science that interest you most. You will gain valuable experience in identifying and addressing major research questions by designing, conducting and publishing research throughout the Rehabilitation Science PhD program at University at Buffalo .


The Rehabilitation Science PhD program's interdisciplinary curriculum offers a theoretical understanding of rehabilitation science the study of physical, musculoskeletal, psychological and functional disorders in humans while the emphasis on research provides the practical skills needed to investigate key issues in the field.

You can investigate areas that are most significant to you through a faculty mentor match at University at Buffalo .


There is a critical need for researchers and faculty in the areas of disability and rehabilitation and this program prepares you for both.  In addition, advisement is available for those students who wish to pursue post-doctoral training.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research in Rehabilitation Science
  • Theories and Mechanisms of Change in Rehabilitation Science
  • Disability and Rehabilitation 
  • Research Design and Methodology for Clinical Problems
  • Statistical Analysis 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


72 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission requirements vary by program, but here we provide some general graduate admission requirements. Once you've read these general requirements, please contact your desired department for specific advice and details on submitting your application and documents.

    To be eligible for graduate study at UB, we expect:

    • A B-grade or higher
    • Appropriate standardized test scores (DAT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MAT, MCAT, PCAT, etc.). Not all programs require test scores. See the official academic test scores section below for more information.
    • Letters of recommendation.
    • An internship or relevant work experience (for some programs).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11550 USD per year during 60 months.
  • National

    11550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11550 USD per year during 60 months.
  • In-State

    5655 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5655 USD per year during 60 months.

Living costs for Buffalo

920 - 1560 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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