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Doctorate in Communication (Communication Science & Disorders Focus)

The PhD program is currently offered through the Department of Communication. The plan of study will be comprised mostly of Communication Science and Disorders courses, however a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Communication will be the degree awarded.

Admission criteria

Deadline for Fall entrance: February 1
Deadline for Summer entrance: February 1

  • Minimum 3.4 GPA (A=4.0) for the last 60 hours of college/University course work

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test TypeTotal ScoreReadingListeningSpeakingWriting
TOEFL Internet-based9220202020
IELTS Academic6.56.56.56.56.5

Minimum GRE Scores

When did you take the GRE?
Verbal + Quantitative
Prior to August 1, 20111100 (preferred)
On or after August 1, 2011306 (preferred)

Note: Acceptance for admission to doctoral studies is determined by a selection committee. Only those students who show clear likelihood for success in doctoral-level studies and research are admitted.

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Communication Science and Disorders Program

The following items must be uploaded to your Graduate Studies online application:

  • 3 to 5 letters of recommendation
  • Letter of intent
  • A personal curriculum vitae
  • At least 1 example of the applicant’s scholarly work (a thesis or substantial paper)
  • Official GRE score report
  • Personal interviews may be requested