Communication Sciences and Disorders PhD

Degree Requirements

The following requirements are in addition to, or further elaborate upon, those requirements outlined in The Graduate School Policy Guide.

Course Requirements

Total Units Required:  11 didactic, 1 ethics (non-credit bearing), 3 lab experiences, 3 independent studies

PhD Didactic Courses

Course Title
Research Foundations in Communication Sciences and Disorders
CSD 550-1Research Foundations in Communication Sciences and Disorders (Scientific Thinking)
CSD 550-2Research Foundations in Communication Sciences and Disorders (Experimental Design)
CSD 550-3Research Foundations in Communication Sciences and Disorders (Scientific Communication)
Statistics
CSD 404-1Experimental Design and Statistics in Communication Sciences and Disorders (Not offered 2020/21. Students should take PSYCH 453-0 instead.)
CSD 404-2Experimental Design and Statistics in Communication Sciences and Disorders (Not offered 2020/21. Students should take PSYCH 451-1 instead.)
Other Core Courses
CSD 412-0Scientific Writing
CSD 544-0Responsible Conduct of Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders
CSD 545-0Seminar: Professional Development
Content Courses (2 required)
Topic Seminars (2 required)

PhD Research Courses

Course Title
Laboratory Experiences
CSD 552-1Laboratory Experiences in Communication Sciences and Disorders
CSD 552-2Laboratory Experiences in Communication Sciences and Disorders
CSD 552-3Laboratory Experiences in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Independent Study (related to Qualifying Research Project)
CSD 499-0Independent Study (for 3 quarters)

Other PhD Degree Requirements

  • Attendance at Scientific Lectures:  four scientific lectures per quarter
  • Non-Course Assignments:  teaching assistantships and/or research assistantships
  • Research Presentation:  oral presentation of ongoing work at Annual Doctoral Student Research Presentation Days
  • Qualifying Research Project (QRP):  a minimum of three quarters of independent study; proposal, paper, exam, and defense
  • Doctoral Dissertation:  prospectus and prospectus meeting prior to conducting dissertation research project; paper and defense at the conclusion of the dissertation research project

For details on PhD in CSD degree requirements, please refer to the program handbook.