Ph.D. in Health & Rehabilitation Science


Welcome. On behalf of our faculty and staff, we welcome you to the Health and Rehabilitation Science PhD Program. We are pleased to have you join our community here in the College of Health Professions.

We recognize that getting started on this journey can be a bit overwhelming. Peruse these resources to become familiar with upcoming deadlines, procedures to get you established in the MUSC community, and more. If you have any questions, or problems getting started, don’t hesitate to call us. Again, congratulations, and we look forward to seeing you very soon.


Heather Bonilha

Heather Bonilha, PhD, CCC-SLP
Health & Rehabilitation Science PhD Program



Annie SimpsonAnnie Simpson, PhD
Health & Rehabilitation Science PhD Program


New Student Information:

MUSC Accounts (NetIDs) for new students will be assigned in June.  You will receive a notification email with activation instructions once this has occurred.  With your NetID you will be able to access the CHP Fall Orientation (online). This online orientation will guide you through many new student "to-dos" and prepare you for your on-campus orientation and the start of fall courses. Your student services coordinator will provide you the instructions regarding the access details you will need.

Orientation Dates: August 12 -13, 2021 (on-campus)

Schedule of Fall Courses (coming soon)

Authorship Guideline Form (PDF)
Please read these articles prior to orientation:

Article 1: The Culture of Authorship (PDF)

Article 2: Guide to Determining Authorship Credit & Order (PDF)

ADA Resources