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Rehabilitation Science

Rehabilitation Science is an interdisciplinary field of study that investigates theories and practices that contribute to improving the quality of life of individuals who have functional limitations caused by health conditions that affect communication and/or movement. The program is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and abilities to perform in academics, research, and industrial positions. In addition, the program prepares students to meet demands at local, state, regional, and national levels for doctoral level scholars.

The program offers concentrations in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) and Movement Sciences and Disorders (MSD). Students in the CSD concentration can choose specializations in audiology/hearing science or speech-language pathology/speech science. Students in the MSD concentration select primary and secondary academic emphases and research specializations to develop customized areas of expertise. This Ph.D. program is only offered in Lubbock, Texas, and is not a distance education program. Students who do not live in Lubbock are expected to travel to Lubbock when necessary/required.

Our Program

Students in the PhD RS program select academic and research emphases to develop customized areas of expertise within their concentration. The chosen emphases will guide selection of the faculty advisor/mentor, advisory committee members, coursework, comprehensive qualifying examination topics and research/dissertation focuses.

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Individuals with a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science serve as instructors, mentors, and researchers in academia or industry.

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Students in the Ph.D. program in Rehabilitation Science must earn a total of 86 graduate semester credit hours to meet the minimal credit requirement.

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Learn more about the admission requirements and how to apply.

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Students need to know that we truly care about them and want them to succeed. Their successes make us, as faculty, very proud!

Wade Redman, Ph.D., MBA, MT (ASCP)

Department Chair Laboratory Sciences and Primary Care

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School of Health Professions Office of Admissions and Student Affairs

T: (806) 743-3220 


Melinda Corwin, Program Director
Melinda Corwin, PhD
Program Director


Candace Hicks, Program Director
Candace Hicks, PhD, CCC-A
Program Director


Roger James, Program Director
Roger James, PhD
Program Director