Communicative Disorders and Sciences PhD

College of Arts and Sciences

Program Description

The Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences provides strong scientific training to doctoral students interested in basic and applied research that advances our understanding of speech, language, hearing and cognition. Our faculty are nationally and internationally known for their expertise in normal communication as well as a variety of speech, language and hearing disorders, including aphasia, tinnitus, developmental language delays and dysarthria. We also investigate normal and disordered speech perception, cochlear implant use, device-driven alternative and augmentative communication, and inner ear hearing mechanisms. Graduates in our program go on to work in academia and industry, advancing the communicative disorders and sciences.

Program Contact

Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences
122 Cary Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: 716-829-2797

Instruction Method

  • In Person (100 percent of courses offered in person)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time

Credits Required

  • 72 Hours


  • 5 Years

Application Fee

  • $75

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.

** At least one of the admissions tests are required for admission. Test and score requirements/exceptions vary by program. Contact the department for details.