Ph.D. On Campus

Communication Sciences and Disorders

James Madison University

24 months
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The Ph.D. program in Communication Sciences and Disorders at James Madison University is designed to provide graduate students, either with or without clinical backgrounds in speech, language or hearing sciences and/or disorders with advanced mentored study in specialized areas of communication sciences and/or communication disorders. 


The Communication Sciences and Disorders program from James Madison University emphasizes the refinement of critical thinking skills to scientifically respond to the many unanswered questions within the field of Communication Sciences and Disorders. To this end, students will experience a stimulating intellectual environment where the ability to conduct research is considered an essential skill.

Key Features

  • Program Components include doctoral level seminars both within and outside the area of study include courses on research tools such as: instrumentation and methods of measurement, designing and conducting clinical trials, writing grants for federal research support, strategies for developing a research career, statistical methods, experimental research design, quantitative and qualitative methods, and research ethics. 
  • In addition, doctoral level seminars are in content areas such as: experimental phonetics, neurolinguistics, integration of upper airway systems and other topics of interest.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Speech and hearing science 
  • Experimental Phonetics 
  • Methods of measurement in CSD  
  • Professional issues and development 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




57 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit 3 letters of recommendation on letterhead stationary to The Graduate School. 
  • Transcripts from all previous academic institutions and Grade Point Average (GPA) from both undergraduate and graduate degrees.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores administered by the Educational Testing Service.
  • Submit a personal written statement regarding your career goals, reasons for pursuing a doctoral degree, and areas of research interest to The Graduate School.
  • Participate in a personal interview. (Applicants may be contacted about scheduling this interview after the application is complete and all materials are received.)
  • Applications for Fall semester are due by January 31.
  • Applications will be accepted throughout the year for other starting dates.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Harrisonburg

1050 - 1715 USD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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