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Join a community of scholars and researchers working together to solve pressing global problems. We are accepting applications for the 2020-2021 academic year.

We are committed to recruiting the very best PhD students and preparing doctoral students for career success. UB features:

  • World-class faculty experts mentor PhD students in a dynamic research and learning environment. Students can focus on their research and scholarship alongside renowned faculty while preparing for the careers and professions that await them after graduation.
  • A city on the rise. Buffalo, N.Y. offers affordable housing, arts, culture and community. Learn more about Buffalo.

PhD Funding Opportunities

  • Academic year stipends of $20,000 for all full-time, funded PhD students on 10-month academic teaching assistant, research assistant or graduate assistant appointments.
  • UB’s stipend levels are among the top five of public Association of American Universities (AAU) member institutions.
  • Additional Fellowship Opportunities:
    • Arthur A. Schomburg Fellowship Program: To be eligible for a Schomburg Fellowship, candidates must contribute to the diversity of the student body, and can demonstrate that they have overcome a disadvantage or other impediment to success in higher education. Only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to receive Schomburg Fellowships.
    • Presidential Fellowships: To be eligible for Presidential Fellowships, candidates must meet the criteria listed on the Presidential Fellowship page. Both domestic and international students are eligible, if they meet these criteria. For any questions regarding funding for academic year 2020–2021, contact the director of graduate studies or department chair.

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.
11/27/18
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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