Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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, educational psychology, social work, computer science, and engineering.

Interested in a PhD program?

Check out A Field Guide to Grad School: Uncovering the Hidden Curriculum by Jessica McCrory Calarco. 

The Learning Environment

The department houses state-of-the-art research facilites that allow for the study of basic, clinical, and translational research in Communication Sciences and Disorders. This includes animal facilities, electroencephalography (EEG), a 360-degree speaker array sound booth, an electromagnetic articulograph (EMA), eye-tracking, and behavioral testing at computer stations. 

Learn about all our research labs

Faculty and students in the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences have close affiliations with several interdisciplinary research laboratories and centers at UB, including the Center for Excellence in Augmented Communication, Center for Cognitive Science, and the Center for Assistive Technology. 

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