Graduate Overview

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Our Programs

  • 7/14/21
    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.
  • 6/15/21
    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.
  • 9/15/20
    The School of Management and the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences collaboratively offer a five-year program leading to both the AuD (Doctor of Audiology) and MBA (Master of Business Administration) degrees. These two leading programs combine to give future audiologists the best in audiology and business education! Students who pursue this dual degree program will be ideally prepared for careers in private practice as well as combined clinical and administrative positions.
  • 11/11/20
    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.

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Join a community of scholars and researchers working together to solve pressing global problems. We are accepting applications for the 2021-2022 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.

Due to the on-going global pandemic, PhD funding will be limited for fall 2021-2022 admission. We anticipate being able to fund very few new students. Potential applicants should consider this circumstance in making their decision to apply. In case of doubt, please contact the Director of Graduate Studies or the Director of Graduate Admissions. As circumstances change, this message will be updated.

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 2021–2022, contact the director of graduate studies or department chair.

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