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The Department of Communication Science and Disorders (CSD) research doctoral program is oriented toward scientific inquiry in the discipline of communication science and disorders with an emphasis on basic and applied research training. Much of the CSD PhD program is individually tailored and designed to meet a variety of academic and professional goals.

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Learn more about the goals of the CSD PhD program. 

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View all CSD PhD admission requirements and application instructions. 

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View the required coursework for the CSD PhD program.

CScD vs. PhD

Which doctoral program is right for you? Learn the differences between a clinical (CScD) and a research (PhD) doctorate.