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PhD in Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences

The Doctor of Philosophy, PhD, in Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences program is offered through the School of Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences (SRCS) at Idaho State University (ISU), including programs in AudiologyOccupational TherapyPhysical Therapy, and Speech Language Pathology. ISU is a Carnegie Classified Research Doctoral Granting Institution, and is Idaho’s premiere university for the health sciences, offering 20 programs with 63 degrees in health sciences fields. The PhD program is individually tailored to students’ academic and professional goals and is focused on training students to become high-quality academicians and independent scholars within their professions. 

Admissions: Rolling Admissions with the following priority consideration dates February 15 (summer or fall) and October 15 (spring). 
Please contact our program directors with any questions. 

PhD in Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences Manual (Revised 10/8/2019)

PhD Studies Committee Policy


PhD Leadership

PhD Program Director

Gabriel (Gabe) Bargen, PhD, CCC-A/SLP,

Audiology Program, ISU Meridian


PhD Program Assistant Director

Deanna Dye faculty photo

Deanna Dye, PT, PhD

Physical Therapy Program, ISU Pocatello