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Communication with Communication Science & Disorders Focus, Doctor of Philosophy

The PhD program is currently offered through the Department of Communication. The plan of study will be comprised mostly of Communication Science and Disorders courses, however a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Communication will be the degree awarded.

Admission criteria

Deadline for Fall entrance: February 1
Deadline for Summer entrance: February 1

  • Minimum 3.4 GPA (A=4.0) for the last 60 hours of college/University course work

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet-based9220202020
IELTS Academic6.

Minimum GRE Scores

Test Type Verbal+Quantitative
GRE306 (preferred)

Note: Acceptance for admission to doctoral studies is determined by a selection committee. Only those students who show clear likelihood for success in doctoral-level studies and research are admitted.

Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Communication Science and Disorders Program

The following items must be uploaded to your Graduate School online application:

  • 3 to 5 letters of recommendation
  • Letter of intent
  • A personal curriculum vitae
  • At least 1 example of the applicant’s scholarly work (a thesis or substantial paper)
  • Official GRE score report
  • Personal interviews may be requested