Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders

The Ph.D. in Communication Sciences degree is a program that includes academic coursework  and extensive research experience. Students may enter the program at the post-baccalaureate level or at the post-graduate level.



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).

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Applications are available online at:

For complete information regarding the University admission requirements and the application process, please contact the Graduate School at (973) 655-5147 or website at:

Deadline Date

Applications for this program can be submitted at any time. New students may begin in the fall or the spring 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.  

Contact Us

Call Ms. Deborah A. Verderosa, M.A., Admissions Director, and Graduate Advisor at 973-655-4232.