Speech-Language Sciences & Disorders

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Prepare for an in-demand career making invaluable contributions to the study of speech-language issues around the globe.

Why Earn a PhD in Speech-Language Sciences and Disorders?

Focus on research that produces new knowledge regarding communication disorders with the hope of uncovering more effective treatment options. Doctoral candidates may continue on in a clinical setting or they may decide to join an academic setting at a college or university.

Why Earn Your PhD in Speech-Language Sciences and Disorders at Adelphi?

  • Benefit from hands-on experience in our state-of-the-art on-site facilities, including the Hy Weinberg Center for Communication Disorders and renovated labs dedicated to speech-language studies in our program’s Center for Research.
  • Balance your career along with your education with our part-time program, and gain additional hands-on experience supervising in our clinic or teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the department.
  • Learn from our outstanding faculty of scholar-clinicians who have expertise in a wide range of areas in speech-language pathology and audiology, and are especially skilled in issues of diversity and inclusion.

Exceptional Hands-On Learning

Explore even more first-hand experience in one of the renovated labs in the program’s Center for Research.

Adelphi students and faculty working with a sensor net in an on-campus lab.

Adelphi University students and faculty are ready to investigate communications disorders at a campus research lab.

Adelphi faculty and students at the grand opening of the Communication Sciences and Disorders Center for Research.

On March 2, 2020, the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of its new Center for Research. But students and faculty eager to use the center would have to wait because the campus closed for the remainder of the spring semester due to COVID-19.

Program Info

To assist you in your decision about whether to pursue a PhD, we encourage you (if you have not already done so) to review the information compiled by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association on the nature of doctoral education.

Application Requirements & Deadlines

The application deadline is January 15. Applicants must have an MS related to speech-language pathology and should submit the following application requirements:

  • Online graduate application and $60 application fee
  • Three letters of recommendation that, among other things, address your academic or research abilities
  • One essay (1000 words maximum) that addresses the following points:
    • Substantive areas of research interest
    • How your educational background and professional experiences prepare you for your intended specialization
    • Career plans, including how obtaining a PhD supports those goals
  • If available, a document that demonstrates your academic or scholarly writing
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Final transcript stating bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution
  • Final transcript stating master’s degree from an accredited institution
  • An up-to-date CV

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