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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Communication Sciences and Disorders


The Doctor of Philosophy in communication sciences and disorders allows ​you to major in audiology, speech-language pathology, and speech, language, and hearing science.

This level of study emphasizes research techniques in speech, language, and hearing science, and the opportunity to explore the theoretical aspects of clinical techniques, experience in college teaching and other preparation for careers in teaching and research.

​You are expected to complete course work in a major area of focus and to demonstrate research competency. ​You must also demonstrate, through a dissertation, contribution to knowledge in the areas of speech, language and hearing science, speech language pathology or audiology.

Eighteen doctoral faculty in CSD, as well as faculty in other departments and adjunct faculty in the community, provide expertise and research mentoring in a wide variety of scientific and clinical aspects of audiology, speech-language pathology, and speech and hearing sciences.

Career Opportunities

There is currently a high demand for Ph.D. level researchers and teachers in higher education, including speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language and hearing scientists. 

Although our central mission is to prepare ​you for careers in teaching and research, employment opportunities also abound in health care and educational administration and other research settings.

PhD Handbooks

2017-2018 Doctor of Philosophy Handbook (PhD) (PDF)
2016-2017 Doctor of Philosophy Handbook (PhD)
2015-2016 Doctor of Philosophy Handbook (PhD) (PDF)

2014-2015 Doctor of Philosophy Handbook (PhD) (PDF)
2013-2014 Doctor of Philosophy Handbook (PhD)  (PDF)


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Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
3202 Eden Avenue
P.O. Box 670379
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0379
Phone: 513-558-8502
Fax:  513-558-8500

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