The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders offers students specialization in speech and language pathology, communication science, or audiology. The doctoral program is designed to provide a formal course of training and advanced research in communication sciences and disorders that produces significant, original contributions to the professional discipline. Course work in experimental research design, statistics and various out-of-department opportunities maximize the student’s ability to engage in original research and scholarship. A doctoral student is admitted to candidacy upon passing a written and oral comprehensive examination.
Applicants wishing to pursue the PhD design a program suited to meet their future teaching and research goals in speech-language pathology, audiology, and/or applied speech/hearing sciences within the framework of the core requirements described below. For full-time students, it is anticipated that they can complete the PhD in three years. There is also a PhD program handbook that details the admission and degree requirements, as well as additional information about the program. The current handbook is available for download below (Adobe Acrobat PDF format).
PhD Program Handbook
Click here for the PhD Program Handbook for the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology.
Applications can be made year-round for admission the semester following acceptance. Click here for the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program Application Information.
Degree Requirements and Course Descriptions
Please see the USA Bulletin for Degree Requirements and Course Descriptions.
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