Graduate Degrees

We offer you several graduate degrees, and students are encouraged to talk to faculty members, or an advisor, about any program in which they are interested.  

Master's in Communicative Disorders and Sciences, MA

The Master of Arts in Speech Language Pathology is appropriate for students interested in expanding their academic and clinical knowledge of the field. Our students engage with patients through clinical experience, and contribute to a body of knowledge in communication sciences.      

Doctor of Audiology, AuD

We offer the Doctor of Audiology (AuD), a professional degree for an audiologist. Our program is fully accredited by the ASHA Council on Academic Accreditation, and prepares audiologists for a career as independent practitioners skilled in providing diagnostic, rehabilitative, and other hearing services through diverse clinical experience.

Joint AuD and MBA

Applicants must also apply and be accepted separately to the University at Buffalo's MBA program

Doctor of Philosophy in Communicative Disorders and Sciences, PhD

At UB, you can also engage in advanced coursework and research leading to the PhD in Speech Pathology. This path is most appropriate for students preparing for a career as a teacher, researcher, or scholar. Unlike the AuD, this program may or may not include a clinical component.  

Our Programs

8/4/17
We offer a two-year post-baccalaureate program combining comprehensive academic coursework and stimulating clinical practicum. Students entering with undergraduate degrees in speech and hearing sciences typically complete the master’s degree in four semesters and one summer semester.  
8/4/17
We offer the Doctor of Audiology (AuD), a professional degree for an audiologist. Our program is fully accredited and prepares audiologists for a career as independent practitioners skilled in providing diagnostic, rehabilitative, and other hearing services through diverse clinical experience.
2/23/17
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Communicative Disorders and Sciences may be obtained with a specialty in speech-language pathology, audiology, or speech, language, or hearing science. The program is individualized to meet the students' interests, provides university teaching, clinical, and research opportunities, as well as a wide selection of courses within the CDS department and other disciplines including psychology, cognitive science, linguistics, neuroscience, anatomy, physiology, educational psychology, social work, dentistry, computer science, and engineering.

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