Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders
The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program in Communication Sciences and Disorders at
the University of South Alabama offers students specialization in speech-language
pathology, audiology, or communication sciences and disorders (CSD). This individualized,
mentored, and interdisciplinary program is designed to provide a formal course of
academic instruction and advanced research training in CSD aimed at developing leaders
in research, teaching, and professional service. The mission of the Ph.D. program
is to prepare students for responsible and successful careers as scholars by enabling
them to gain the necessary knowledge and skills in the CSD discipline. Graduates will
be prepared for research, scientific writing, teaching and supervision/mentorship
through pedagogy, mentorship, and internship activities. The student’s ability to
engage in original research and scholarship is enhanced by coursework in experimental
research design and statistics, as well as various out-of-department opportunities.
For full-time students, it is anticipated that they can complete the PhD in approximately four years. Competitive funding is available. Additional information regarding the PhD CSD program is further detailed in the handbook, including details about the admission and degree requirements.
Applications to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program can be made year-round for
admission the semester following acceptance.