Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
Waters College of Health Professions

Graduate Programs

The Department of Rehabilitation Sciences offers students a variety of graduate degree programs. Explore your interests in the following degree programs, and find out which program is right for you.

Due to consolidation efforts the program of study and admission requirements for certain programs may change for Fall 2018. For questions regarding specific undergraduate programs, please contact the WCHP Student Success Center. For graduate program questions, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions to learn the most up-to-date information.

Statesboro Campus
No programs available at this time.
Armstrong Campus

Master in Communication Sciences and Disorders

The Master of Science, Communication Sciences and Disorders is currently accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA),

Our graduate program consists of five consecutive semesters starting in fall, and includes 54 credit hours of academic knowledge-development and clinical skill-development courses. Our rigorous and unique curriculum features:

  • High levels of student engagement through problem-based learning, to develop critical thinking and professionalism;
  • Development of strong oral and written communication skills through professional presentations at local, state, and national levels;
  • Service-learning experiences, which are intentionally crafted to develop students’ cultural competence and appreciation for diversity; and,
  • Research experiences, curating and consuming the latest scientific literature for the purposes of evidence-based practice and professional development.

Clinical instruction is an integral part of our graduate curriculum. Clinical experiences begin during the student’s first semester and continue throughout the four subsequent semesters. Students complete clinical rotations in the RiteCare® Center, our on-campus speech-language-hearing clinic, in addition to off-campus sites, including settings such as public schools, private practices, acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and rehabilitation hospitals. We have partnerships with a number of facilities in the Savannah area and beyond. Our clinical experiences are carefully curated and structured to develop each clinician to his or her fullest.

Our academic and clinical curricula have been engineered to prepare our students for licensure, certification, and employment in the field of speech-language pathology. Indeed, our program consistently produces excellent outcomes in terms of student graduation, licensure exam passing and employment rates.

Doctor of Physical Therapy

The Physical Therapy program was first established in 1994 and received accreditation in May 1997. In May of 2009, the program graduated its first-ever class of doctoral-level students.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Georgia Southern University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703.706.3245; email:; website:

Our 36-month program encourages students to collaboratively solve problems, a process that facilitates active learning. Our class cohorts contain 36 students, with a low student-to-faculty ratio, a feature that contributes to the success of our students.

We offer state-of-the-art facilities: an anatomy lab, pulmonary function lab, exercise physiology lab and a clinical athletic training facility. Thanks to the efforts of Dr. George Davies and Dr. Bryan Riemann, a biodynamics lab was acquired in 2008. Equipped with over a dozen pieces of specialized exercise testing equipment, the facility has enhanced the quality of the research being performed by students in the physical therapy and sports medicine programs.

Clinical instruction begins during the student’s first semester and is interspersed throughout the three years. After completing several short rotations, each student is expected to complete one 8-week internship after the first year and two 11-week internships during the final year. We have over 250 clinical partners, providing students with a wide variety of options for their clinical experiences.

Hinesville Campus
No programs available at this time.

Last updated: 6/13/2018

Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus 

Department of Rehabilitation Sciences Dept # 5902
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31419