Ph.D. On Campus

Communication Sciences

Case Western Reserve University

36 months
1997 USD/credit 31952 USD/year
1997 USD/credit 31952 USD/year
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The Communication Sciences program of the Case Western Reserve University accepts students from across the United States and internationally. We accept a small number of students each year to insure high quality research training and close supervision that adheres to a mentor model.


About the Program

The Doctor of Philosophy is awarded in recognition of (1) mastery, at an advanced level, of a body of knowledge in the disciplines of communication sciences and speech-language pathology, and (2) a demonstrated ability to perform independent research and communicate the results of that research. With the major advisor, the students in the Communication Sciences program of the Case Western Reserve University design an individual plan of study based on their professional goals and previous experience.

Doctoral students choose a content area (such as communication and aging, medically based speech disorders, or child language development and disorders) as their primary focus of study. However, they are also encouraged to enhance their scholarly preparation by completing course work outside of their primary content area.

Programme Structure

  • A minimum of 36 hours of course work is required, including 9 credit hours in statistics and research design and 3 credit hours of directed study and research. Fifteen credit hours in the primary content area are required.
  • Two research rotations are required. One rotation is completed in the primary content area with the major advisor. The second rotation is completed with a faculty member other than the major advisor. The dissertation research is not included in either of the two research rotations.
  • A supervised classroom teaching experience is completed under the guidance of a faculty member in the program.
  • Written and oral examinations are taken after all course work and research rotations are completed.
  • A dissertation prospectus is prepared under the guidance of a committee consisting of the dissertation advisor and two additional faculty members.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • We expect our applicants to document a strong undergraduate and graduate record.
  • Successful applicants will have strong letters of recommendation that highlight the applicants understanding of the profession and active participation in clinical and research activities.
  • The applicant’s statement of purpose is also a vital component of the admission process as it helps with the matching of students with the appropriate academic mentor who shares similar interests. An interview is essential.
  • Statement of Objectives
  • Academic Transcripts
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • An application fee of $50 is required for each application submitted
  • Test Scores

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31952 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1997 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    31952 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1997 USD per credit during 36 months.


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