Doctor of Philosophy | Rehabilitation Institute | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Education and Human Services

Doctor of Philosophy

Southern Illinois University offers a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation where students can specialize in behavior analysis. Individuals earning a doctoral degree work closely with individual faculty members according to areas of interest. When applying to the Ph.D. program, it is recommended that you specify professors with whom you are interested in studying. Applicants are selected based on a match of interests between the student and faculty member, in addition to available slots (i.e., not every faculty member accepts a doctoral student every year).

The doctoral degree requirements are 96 semester hours for the doctoral courses (up to 30 hours from a master’s degree may be included). Of those 96 hours, 20 credit hours must come from the Research Development and Utilization area, and 12 credits must come from the Professional Issues and Methods in Rehabilitation area.  Additional coursework should be selected in consultation with your advisor.

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