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For the CSD PhD degree, a minimum of 72 credits beyond the bachelor’s degree is needed. 

Required coursework includes: the departmental PhD Research Seminar (CSD 3048); a minimum of 3 additional PhD seminars (one in speech and language, one in hearing, and one in the student’s major area of study (speech-language or hearing)); a minimum of 12 credits in research design and statistics; and attendance each fall and spring term at the weekly departmental Proseminar (CSD 3060). The proseminar includes student and faculty poster sessions, a colloquium series, and a student-centered research roundtable that allows participation and problem-solving by students at various stages of their research training. 

Otherwise, coursework and other experiences are individually tailored for each student, in consultation with the student’s advisor and the advisor-chaired Plan of Study committee.