If you’re looking for a doctoral program that will prepare you to advance your career and your field, consider the PhD in Health and Rehabilitation Science at the University of Missouri.

The Ph.D. in Health and Rehabilitation Science is an interdisciplinary, research-focused doctoral program designed to prepare graduates for careers in research, higher education, and organizational leadership in fields such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, public health, neurorehabilitation and speech, language and hearing sciences.  Students may be practitioners with a clinical or advanced degree who intend to pursue research-focused career opportunities, or they may be students who enter immediately after earning a bachelor’s degree.

Our program faculty have a breadth of knowledge representing six departments within the MU School of Health Professions.  Areas of research expertise include health disparities, musculoskeletal biomechanics and kinesiology, public and community health, neurorehabilitation, and speech and communication.  Students identify a primary mentor and area of research focus upon admission to the program; they also have opportunities for mentorship and collaboration with other program faculty.

Teaching and research assistantships offer Ph.D. students financial support and tuition waivers, along with opportunities to work directly with program faculty to enhance teaching and research skills.

Take a look at our website for information about the program and to get to know our faculty. If you have questions about our program or the admissions process, please email us.