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School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS) was established in 1969 as the sixth school of the health sciences. The school's mission is not only to educate entry-level practitioners but also to prepare established clinicians to be leaders in their professions. SHRS strives to advance the theoretical knowledge underlying the practice of health and rehabilitation disciplines and professions through research, teaching, and professional service.

SHRS offers programs leading to the following degrees and certificates: Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Occupational Therapy, Doctor of Audiology, Doctor of Clinical Sciences in Occupational Therapy, Doctor of Clinical Sciences in Speech Language Pathology, Doctor of Occupational Therapy, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Philosophy, and advanced certificates in Assistive Technology and Disability Studies. Detailed information and requirements for these programs appear in the departmental sections or can be accessed via http://www.shrs.pitt.edu/Admissions.

Contact Information

Office of Admissions
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
4019 Forbes Tower
412-383-6558
Fax: 412-383-6535
E-mail: admissions@shrs.pitt.edu
 

Admission

SHRS offers graduate and doctoral programs in a wide variety of health and rehabilitation science related disciplines. Each program has its own unique list of admission requirements. Below is a full list of graduate and doctoral programs offered at SHRS. It is encouraged to visit the SHRS website for a detailed explanation of each program requirements (http://www.shrs.pitt.edu/Admissions/).

Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling

Communication Science and Disorders (MA/MS)

Coordinated Master in Nutrition and Dietetics

Master of Occupational Therapy

Master of Science in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences:

  • Health Care Supervision and Management
  • Health Information Systems
  • Neuromuscular or Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Rehabilitation Science and Technology
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Sports Medicine
  • Wellness and Human Performance

Physician Assistant Studies

Prosthetics & Orthotics

Doctor of Audiology

Doctor of Clinical Science in Medical Speech-Language Pathology

Doctor of Clinical Science in Occupational Therapy

Doctor of Occupational Therapy

Doctor of Physical Therapy

PhD in Communication Science

PhD in Rehabilitation Science

Application Process:

Each graduate and doctoral program at SHRS has its own specific list of application requirements and instructions. We utilize various application portals for admission including the ApplyYourself Application Network, which is operated through the university, and various CAS portals (centralized application systems) which are unique application portals for specific professions.

The SHRS programs that utilize CAS are:

Communication Science and Disorders (MA/MS and AuD) (CSDCAS https://portal.csdcas.org/)

Doctor of Physical Therapy (PTCAS http://www.ptcas.org/home.aspx )

Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTCAS https://portal.otcas.org/)

Physician Assistant Studies (CASPA https://caspa.liaisoncas.com/applicant-ux/#/login)

Prosthetics & Orthotics (OPCAS https://portal.opcas.org/ )

 

The remaining SHRS graduate and doctoral programs utilize the Apply Yourself Application Network

Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling

Coordinated Master in Nutrition and Dietetics

Master of Science in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences:

  • Health Care Supervision and Management

  • Health Information Systems

  • Neuromuscular or Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy

  • Occupational Therapy

  • Rehabilitation Science and Technology

  • Rehabilitation Counseling

  • Sports Medicine

  • Wellness and Human Performance

 

Doctor of Clinical Science in Medical Speech-Language Pathology

Doctor of Clinical Science in Occupational Therapy

PhD in Communication Science

PhD in Rehabilitation Science

*Applicants for the Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) program should contact the OT Department

Admissions process for International Students:

SHRS is a globally diverse community with students from over 20 countries, including Argentina, Brazil, China, Greece, India, Indonesia, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom.

As noted above, because each program has its own specific requirements, it is encouraged that international applicants review these requirements (including CAS programs).

In addition to general admission requirements, SHRS has specific requirements for international applicants which are noted below.

Application Deadlines

Academic Credential Evaluations

Verification of English Language Proficiency

Process of Issuing Visa Documents
International Student Financial Information   

 

Graduate Programs

Graduate programs are administered through six SHRS departments:

Departments:

Communication Science and Disorders

Health Information Management

Occupational Therapy

Physical Therapy

Rehabilitation Science and Technology

Sports Medicine and Nutrition

 

Interdisciplinary PhD Degree:

A Doctor of Philosophy degree (PhD) in rehabilitation science is offered through the interdisciplinary program and is administered through the Office of the Dean.

 

Department of Communication Science and Disorders

Master of Arts (MA)/Master of Science (MS) degrees in Communication Science and Disorders with areas of concentration in:

Doctor of Audiology (AuD)
Doctor of Clinical Science (CScD) in Speech-language pathology


Doctor of Philosophy degree (PhD) in Communication Science and Disorders with areas of concentration in:

 

Department of Health Information Management

Master of Science in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences with areas of concentration in:

Department of Occupational Therapy

Department of Physical Therapy

 

 

Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology

Master of Science degree (MS) in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences with areas of concentration in

 

Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition

Master of Science degree (MS) in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences with areas of concentration in

 

Master of Science Programs

Doctoral Programs

Certificate Programs

SHRS Graduate Course Listing

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Faculty

 

 

 

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