Begin an Online Application
Applicants must submit the following:
• Online CU Denver Graduate School application (included in the application is the Research Statement, Professional Background, and Future Goals Statement, and Colorado residency form)
• One (1) official transcript of all academic work completed to date. To be consider "official," the transcript must come from the issuing institution directly to the Rehabilitation Sciences PhD program at:
University of Colorado Denver
Campus Box 163
PO Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364
• A non-refundable application fee, $50 for domestic applicants, $75 for international applicants [credit card (on-line only), check, or money order]. No application will be processed unless this fee is paid
• Three (3) letters of recommendation
• GRE test scores (or equivalent) and other materials as required by specific programs within the Rehabilitation Sciences PhD Program. The GRE General Test or the Revised General Test will be accepted. To send your GRE scores to the Rehabilitation Sciences PhD Program, use GRE code 4875.
• TOEFL scores and financial support verification for international students. Use Institution Code 4877.
• A list of one-to-three faculty members with whom the student is interested in working. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact potential mentors prior to submitting their application.
The CU Denver Graduate School online application will be available starting September 1st. Priority will be given to applications completed by Dec 1st. Applications will be considered after Dec 1st as space permits. Graduate program application deadlines do vary, so please check with each respective program for their deadline. All credentials presented for admission become the property of the University of Colorado.
Those applicants who are selected to interview will be invited to attend one of our Graduate School recruiting weekends in February to interview with faculty and to meet current students. The RHSC program will arrange and provide lodging, transportation and meals during the recruiting weekends.
Rehabilitation Science PhD Program Learning Outcomes
Students typically require 4-5 years of full time study to complete the required curriculum. The program requires a total of 60 semester credit hours (sch), consisting of 30sch of core coursework and 30sch of doctoral thesis credit. All coursework and
a written preliminary examination are completed during the first 2 years of the program. Following an oral comprehensive examination, students complete their dissertation research and thesis examination in years 3-5.
Required core coursework includes lecture- and laboratory-based instruction in foundations of Rehabilitation Science, statistical methods and data management, scientific writing, research ethics, professional skills, and electives in the student’s primary area of specialization.
|RHSC 7000||Foundations in Rehabilitation Science (2 sch)|
|RHSC 7001||Rehabilitation Science Seminar I (1 sch)|
|RHSC 7001||Rehabilitation Science Seminar II (1 sch)|
|RHSC 7910||Research Practicum in Rehabilitation Science I (3 sch)|
|RHSC 7911||Research Practicum in Rehabilitation Science II (3 sch)|
|RHSC 7002||Professional Skills in Academia (2 sch)|
|See options||Biostatistics I (3-4 sch)|
|See options||Biostatistics II (3-4 sch)|
|See options||Statistics/Data Management Elective (1-3 sch)|
|See options||Scientific Writing (1-2 sch)|
|See options||Research Ethics (1 sch)|
|See options||Specialization Electives (5-8 sch)|
|RHSC 8990||Doctoral Thesis Credit (30 sch)|