The Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders offers doctoral programs directed toward advanced study of human communication sciences and disorders. Doctoral programs of study are designed to meet the individual needs of students preparing for careers in research and education.In addition to meeting the requirements of the university and of the College of Communication Arts and Sciences, students must meet the requirements specified below.Admission
Admission to the doctoral program in communicative sciences and disorders requires a minimum of a master's degree or the equivalent that focused on human communication sciences and disorders; evidence of high academic achievement; a minimum of three letters of recommendation (submitted on forms supplied by the department) attesting to the student's academic abilities and achievements, and to the student's potential for doctoral–level academic and research success; and approval of the department. Students must also submit a statement of purpose clearly specifying why they wish to pursue a doctoral degree including career goals following graduation. In some circumstances, an extremely promising student with an undergraduate degree may be admitted directly to the Ph.D. program.
Requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Communicative Sciences and Disorders
Students must meet the requirements specified below: