Ph.D. On Campus

Communication Sciences and Disorders - Language Acquisition

McGill University

36 months
16122 CAD/year
2624 CAD/year
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This unique interdisciplinary Ph.D. Communication Sciences and Disorders - Language Acquisition program is available for doctoral students across four departments at McGill University including SCSD, Linguistics, Psychology, and Integrated Studies in Education. 


The Communication Sciences and Disorders - Language Acquisition program at McGill University is designed to provide enriched training focused on the scientific exploration of language acquisition by different kinds of learners in diverse contexts. 

Key Features 

  • Students in the Language Acquisition Program are introduced to theoretical and methodological issues on language acquisition from the perspectives of cognitive neuroscience, theoretical linguistics, psycholinguistics, education, communication sciences and disorders, and neuropsychology. 
  • In addition to the SCSD Ph.D. requirements, students in this program must complete 3 credits of coursework in language acquisition outside their home department, and three interdisciplinary seminars (2 credits each) and must include a faculty member in the Language Acquisition Program on their thesis committee

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Language Acquisition Issues
  • Advanced Research Seminar
  • Doctoral Comprehensive
  • Language Acquisition Issues
  • Univariate/Multivariate Analysis
  • Social Justice Issues in Second Language Education
  • Second Language Learning

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should normally have a master's degree with thesis or its equivalent in Communication Sciences and Disorders or a related field (e.g., psychology, linguistics).
  • Students who possess an appropriate bachelor’s degree or master’s degree without thesis will also be considered for the Ph.D. program, but, if admitted, must first complete a Qualifying year of coursework and a research project. 
  • All applications received by the application deadlines are automatically considered for any internal funding or awards made available to the Department for recruitment purposes. Students who apply for Fall admission generally have the most options with respect to applying for external funding as well as for being considered for internal support.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16122 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 16122 CAD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    2624 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2624 CAD per year during 36 months.


McGill University is committed to provide financial support for graduate education. Through Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) and other academic units, McGill is working to increase the number of student fellowships and scholarships, exploring new avenues for student support, and making it easier to disburse existing funds. Our competitive funding support offers, coupled with Montreal’s low cost of living, makes graduate studies at McGill a wise educational investment.

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