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Application Preparation

An important component of admission to the Rehabilitation Science program is for an applicant to identify a potential faculty mentor. Prospective students should identify potential mentors with research interests in line with their own using the PhD faculty page. Prospective students can then make contact with potential mentors to discuss the possibility of collaboration.

Application Procedure

A graduate application through the Office of Admissions is required to begin applying to the PhD program ,  Additionally, the following items are required;

  • Official transcripts from all higher education institutions attended should be sent to the Office of Admission.  Additionally, unofficial transcripts should be uploaded as part of the application.
  • Official GRE and TOEFL scores should be sent to the University (code 5812).
  • Professional goals statement and CV should be uploaded to the application website.
  • Three letters of recommendation. Instruction is provided at the application website on how your references can submit their letters of recommendation electronically.
  • A $30 application fee required.

Typical Quantitative Standards for Rehabilitation Science Admission

The following are minimum quantitative standards we typically expect for admission consideration to our PhD program:

GRE Verbal + Quantitative SCORE 300 or greater
GRE WRITING SCORE 3.5 or greater
  3.0 or greater GRE Writing Score


150 or greater GRE Verbal Score

GPA* 3.0 or greater for the last 60 hours of undergraduate credit

(based on a 4.0 Grading Scale)

TOEFL (if applicable) 80 or greater on the Internet version;

550 or greater on the paper version

* Students educated outside of the United States and evaluated on a different grading scale will be considered on a case-by- case basis.

Please note:

  • Quantitative performance above these thresholds does not guarantee admission.  All applications are reviewed by the Rehabilitation Science Steering Committee to determine whether to offer admission.
  • The Educational Testing Service will not mail official GRE scores if the test was taken more than 5 years ago. The Rehabilitation Science program will accept GRE scores older than 5 years, but the applicant must submit the copy of the GRE Scores they received from the Educational Testing Service, and a notarized statement saying:

“The attached GRE Score statement was sent to me by the Educational Testing Service and has not been altered in any way. The scores of (enter your scores) on this form, are the actual scores I received when I took the GRE on (date of exam).”

Other Application Information

Applicants should also contact Laura Quintana once an application is submitted and with any admission related questions.