Human Rehabilitation Ph.D.

College of Natural and Health Sciences

Degree Requirements — 64 Credits

See “Human Rehabilitation Ph.D.” .

Degree Requirements

Required Major Courses — 21 hours

HRS 659Seminar in Rehabilitation Counseling Supervision


HRS 758Seminar in Collaborative Research in Human Sciences


PSY 654Seminar in College Teaching


Practicum — Take any combination of the following for a minimum of 12 hours*

HRS 755Supervised Practicum in College Teaching


HRS 757Advanced Seminar in Rehabilitation Administration


HRS 759Advanced Practicum in Rehabilitation Counseling Supervision


*(The above courses are repeatable up to 9 credits each.)

Research and Statistics Core — 15 hours

All doctoral students are required to take the following 15 graduate level hours in statistics and research in order to satisfy one of the two university required research tools.

SRM 602Statistical Methods I


SRM 603Statistical Methods II


SRM 610Statistical Methods III


SRM 680Introduction to Qualitative Research


SRM 700Advanced Research Methods


Research Proposal/Dissertation — 16 hours

HRS 797Doctoral Proposal Research


HRS 799Doctoral Dissertation


HRS 797: Take 4 credits

HRS 799: Take 12 credits

Additional Tool — 12 hours

Select One Additional Tool:

1) Foreign Language: Pass the E.T.S. examination in any major foreign language (i.e., other than English) with a score not less than the 30th percentile. Students whose native language is other than English may be determined to have satisfied this requirement by unanimous vote of the student's doctoral program committee.


2) Collateral Field: Students will identify a concentration area (a body of knowledge represented by a minimum of 12 hours of course work) of study that relates directly to their goals as scholars in the field of rehabilitation. The concentration area and specific courses must be approved by their doctoral committee and the Graduate School. Examples of a collateral field could include, but are not limited to the following: educational technology, leadership, gerontology, community health, nursing, sociology and special education.


NOTE: Completion of a detailed portfolio that addresses all areas of the doctoral matrix of competencies is submitted and must receive a passing evaluation prior to scheduling of the oral comprehensive examination.