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Communicative Disorders and Sciences, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
    Duration
University rank #340 (QS) , NY,
The graduate curriculum in speech-language pathology and audiology covers various aspects of communication, with an emphasis on communicative disorders. Included are courses on normal processing and research methods, as well as on the etiology, symptomatology, prevention and remediation of disorders of speech, language, and hearing.

About

The programs also allow students to qualify for New York State licensure needed for practice in outside educational settings. Students in the MA program in speech-language pathology also can qualify for New York State certification for teachers of students with speech-language disabilities.

The University at Buffalo Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences teaches comprehensive programs leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.  

The mission of the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences is to engage in basic and translational research in the areas of human communication processes and its disorders, train doctoral students to conduct basic as well as clinical research in speech, language and hearing sciences and disorders, and to leverage our programs to educate our undergraduate and graduate students (MA, AUD) to become a new generation of scientist-practitioners in our field.  We are also dedicated to providing state-of-the-science clinical services to the Western New York community and to provide educational outreach through clinics, workshops and screenings. In summary, our mission is to pursue excellence in academic, scholarly, and clinical activities, which is in keeping with the CAS and University missions.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Psychology
  • Cognitive science
  • Linguistics
  • Neuroscience
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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General Requirements

To be eligible for graduate study at UB, we expect:

  • A bachelor's degree (or higher) or the equivalent from an accredited/government recognized college or university. Most such degrees will be four or more years in length; UB recognizes some three-year degrees, but not all.
  • A B-grade (GPA of 3.0) or higher from your bachelor's degree (or equivalent) courses. Grade point averages from non-U.S. universities will be evaluated by UB's Office of International Admissions.
  • Appropriate standardized test scores (DAT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MAT, MCAT, PCAT, etc.). Not all programs require test scores. See the official academic test scores section below for more information.
  • Letters of recommendation.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12270 USD per semester and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    24540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12270 USD per semester and a duration of 60 months.
  • In-State

    6870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3435 USD per semester and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for Buffalo

  • 920 - 1560 USD/month
    Living Costs

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