Conduct High-Quality Rehabilitation Research
The PhD program in Rehabilitation Sciences at MGH Institute of Health Professions is designed for experienced clinicians in the rehabilitation professions who want to become trained clinical research scientists. Students accepted into the program have demonstrated success in their fields as clinicians and have a strong aptitude for further advanced graduate study and research.
Prospective students should identify a potential Research Mentor who is willing to work with them as part of the pre-application process. There are funded research opportunities available for PhD students beginning in Fall 2022.
Disabilities are having a growing impact on society and the economy, particularly as the population ages. As such, demand is rising for professionals who can conduct clinical research in rehabilitation, with a focus on assessing the effectiveness of new interventions. The MGH Institute's Interdisciplinary PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences is meeting this critical need by preparing experienced occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech-language pathologists to conduct high-quality rehabilitation research in academic, research, and/or health care settings.