Master of Science - Rehabilitation Science

CUW’s Master of Science in Rehabilitation Science program offers an advanced master’s degree for physical and occupational therapists. The program teaches advanced rehabilitation techniques through classroom and clinic-based learning.

Program Highlights

  • Degree can be completed in one year
  • Opportunities for off-campus clinical observation
  • Courses taught in a face-to-face format
  • Research requirements are group-based and focus on evidence-based practice rather than traditional thesis research
  • Classes taught by Physical and Occupational Therapy faculty

Degree Details

Credit hours required: 32

Program Overview

CUW’s Master of Science in Rehabilitation Science (MSRS) degree is an evidence-based and clinically-focused program. You’ll learn advanced practice, research, and leadership skills that enhance your clinical decision-making. New cohorts begin in the fall semester of each year, with remaining coursework completed during the following spring and summer semesters.

Learning Outcomes

In our MSRS program you will study:

  • Evidence-based practice in rehabilitation
  • Pediatric conditions and practice environments
  • Adult neurological and orthopedic conditions
  • Industrial rehabilitation
  • Older adult conditions and practice

Entrance Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science in Occupational or Physical Therapy
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 in bachelor’s program
  • TOEFL OR IELTS exam scores for applicants whose BS degree was not earned in English


Theodore I. King, II, Ph.D.
Ann Roubal, MS SLP
Robert C. Barnhart, ScDPT
Christi I. Moser, Ph.D.
Dale A. Gerke, ScD
Carrie J. Scheel, EdD
Elizabeth L. Paly, DPT

Admissions Inquiries

Please send your admissions inquiries to Dr. Theodore King or call 262-243-4439.

International Inquiries: Cherise Beardsley at or call 262-243-4294.