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Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Counseling Education

In IIT's Ph.D. program in Rehabilitation Counseling Education, you will receive outstanding and intensive training in all aspects of rehabilitation psychology. The program integrates clinical and research experience, focusing on rehabilitation counselor education and rehabilitation psychology.

You will develop your teaching skills through curriculum development, course instruction, and clinical supervision of master's students in our distinguished program. Your education will be based in the scientific process of psychological research. Such training begins in the first year working with faculty on their projects and continues up to conducting your own research.

Course information

Required courses and typical program of study
Forms for Current Students

Application process

Applications are only accepted for a fall-term start, and supporting documents must be received by March 15. Minimum requirements for admission include:

  • Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling with at least one year of post-master's work experience in the field
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA 3.0
  • Minimum graduate GPA 3.5
  • Minimum GRE (verbal + quantitative) 1000 (writing) 3.0
  • Letters of recommendation (3)
  • Professional statement
  • Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions

All applications are evaluated on the basis of such factors as GPA, GRE, recommendations, and the professional statement. Finalists will be contacted for a personal interview.

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Clinical/Rehabilitation Ph.D. Program

You may also be interested in the Rehabilitation track of IIT's APA-accredited Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program. This program combines preparation in clinical and rehabilitation psychology to prepare you to be a licensed Clinical Psychologist practicing in rehabilitation settings. Specific information on the program can be found here.


For more information, contact Program Director Frank Lane, Ph.D.

3105 South Dearborn Street, Room 292
Chicago, Illinois 60616-3793
Phone: 312.567.8862
Fax: 312.567.3493