Conduct High-Quality Rehabilitation Research
The PhD program in Rehabilitation Sciences at MGH Institute of Health Professions trains scientists to conduct research in health and rehabilitation-related fields. Applicants may be clinicians in a health or rehabilitation field (e.g., physical or occupational therapy, speech language pathology, nursing, medicine) or scientists, engineers, or other professionals seeking advanced graduate study and interprofessional research training. A graduate degree (MS or MA) or entry level clinical degree is required.
Prospective students should identify a potential Research Mentor who is willing to work with them as part of the pre-application process. There are research opportunities available for PhD students beginning in Fall 2023.
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.