Communication Sciences and Disorders
By providing a rigorous course of study along with mentored research and teaching experiences, the Ph.D. program is designed to enable students to become high-quality researchers and academics, serving effectively as leaders in the discipline of communication sciences and disorders. The intent is to prepare graduates to assume careers as researchers and scholars at colleges, universities, hospitals, industrial settings and research facilities.
Graduates are prepared to assume careers as researchers and teacher-scholars at colleges, universities, hospitals, industrial settings and research facilities. The program is not designed to provide an advanced clinical degree. Rather, the Ph.D. degree will be conferred in recognition of the attainment of the highest academic excellence and productive scholarship. As doctoral programs are an integral step on a lifelong journey of learning and scholarship, the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders has established the Ph.D. program in Communication Sciences and Disorders to support students in developing knowledge, judgment, skills, and attitudes to facilitate their growth and learning throughout their careers as researchers, scholars and teachers.
Program Application RequirementsResume/CV, Statement of Purpose, 3 Letters of recommendation, Supplemental Application / Portfolio
Program Application Test RequirementsGRE
Fall DeadlineJanuary 15
English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.
WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.