Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer an online application?

Yes. Applications to KU's rehabilitation science program are submitted online, accessed via a link on this website.

How much is the application fee?

The fee for application to KU is $60 for all degree programs in the School of Health Professions, including all programs offered by the KU Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science.

Is a criminal background check required?

Yes. Prior to their final acceptance and initial enrollment in classes, all students will be directed to have a background check* completed by Validity Screening Solutions. Details

What are the current tuition rates at KU?

Tuition and fee information for KU students is updated annually at the Office of the Registrar Web site.
(Please note: Residency status is determined by the KUMC Registrar's Office. Tuition and fees are set by the Kansas Board of Regents and are subject to change without notice)

When is the application deadline?

February 1.

How many years is the PhD in Rehabilitation Science program?

It is expected that the equivalent of at least four years of full-time study will be needed to fulfill all requirements for a PhD in Rehabilitation Science.

Is the TOEFL required for all international students applying for admission into your program?

The Test Of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required for any international student who applies for acceptance into our program. Additionally, the Test of Spoken English (TSE) may be required. Please see English Language Requirements for more details.

Last modified: Feb 24, 2014

Award presented to department alum for third straight year
Muhammed Al-Jarrah, PhD'06, PT'04, is the latest graduate from the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science to receive the Early Career Achievement Award from the KU Medical Center Alumni Association. Al-Jarrah joins fellow alums Sandra Billinger, PT, MS'04, PhD'08, and Neena Sharma, PT'00, PhD'09, winners of the award in 2013 and 2012, respectively. Among the highest honors bestowed by the alumni association, the Early Career Achievement Award recognizes individuals having made distinguished achievements and contributions to KU and their respective professions early in their career. Read

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