Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders

The Ph.D. in Communication Sciences degree is a program that includes academic coursework, clinical practica, and extensive research experience. The program enables its graduates to conduct audiological assessments and provide intervention to individuals with hearing related issues. The degree is an essential component of licensure for audiologists; new requirements state that the doctorate is the entry level degree for audiologists beginning in 2007. Students may enter the program at the post-baccalaureate level.

Mission

The mission of the Audiology program is to prepare audiologists to function as:

  • Clinicians
  • Educators
  • Administrators and
  • Researchers

As clinicians, graduates will be able to identify the hearing health needs of individuals and design, implement and evaluate treatment plans to meet those needs.

In the area of education, graduates will be prepared to teach in community health care environments.

As administrators, the graduates will be able to plan, establish and evaluate audiology services in a variety of settings.

Graduates will have research skills that enable them to critically analyze new information in the field and develop an independent research program.

Accreditation

The Clinical Doctoral program in Audiology (Au.D.) is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

Program Objectives

To prepare clinicians to practice within the health care system in a variety of community settings by providing them with a broad base of knowledge to serve clients of all ages

  • To prepare audiologists to function as clinicians who are able to identify the hearing health needs of individuals and design, implement and evaluate treatment plans to meet those needs
  • To prepare audiologists to function as educators who are prepared to teach in community health care environments
  • To prepare audiologists to function as administrators who are able to plan, establish and evaluate audiology services in a variety of settings
  • To prepare audiologists to use their research skills to critically analyze new information in the field and apply it to clinical practice
  • To prepare graduates to communicate care to others such as patients, colleagues and other health care professionals

Admissions

Initial admission status requires that students meet the minimum admissions criteria. Prospective students must submit the following for consideration:

  • A completed and signed application for doctoral study
  • A personal essay describing their view of the relevance of doctoral education to their personal and professional development
  • A statement discussing areas of potential research interest
  • Transcripts of undergraduate and graduate work, (WES evaluation, if necessary)
  • GRE scores; TOEFL or IELTS scores if necessary
  • Three letters of recommendation, including at least two from professional colleagues or college/university faculty who can attest to the candidate's potential for advanced study and research
  • Essential Functions Form
  • Application fee ($60).

Apply Now

Applications are available online at: http://www.montclair.edu/graduate/prospective/app.shtml

For complete information regarding the University admission requirements and the application process, please contact the Graduate School at (973) 655-5147 or website at:  http://www.montclair.edu/graduate/.


Deadline Date

The deadline for applications is February 15. 

New students are only accepted in the Fall semester.  Application materials are processed as they are received.  The Graduate School recommends that you submit your application materials as far in advance as possible from the semester you plan to begin your studies to ensure a timely review of your application.  The application process is open until the class is filled.


Contact Us

Email: audinfo@mail.montclair.edu or call Ms. Deborah A. Verderosa, M.A., Admissions Director, and Graduate Advisor at 973-655-4232.