Ph.D. On Campus

Communicative Disorders and Sciences

University at Buffalo

60 months
11550 USD/year
11550 USD/year
5655 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Communicative Disorders and Sciences curriculum in speech-language pathology and audiology covers various aspects of communication, with an emphasis on communicative disorders.  The program is offered at University at Buffalo.


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.


The Communicative Disorders and Sciences programs from University at Buffalo, 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Acceptance in the Ph.D. program. Interim advisor is assigned if necessary.
  • Selection of a major advisor and Doctoral Committee
  • Develop a plan of study and schedule of relevant coursework. The plan of study form should be filled out and placed on file in the department 
  • Completion and presentation of First Year Project
  • Completion and presentation of a pre-dissertation project/proposal 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


72 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

Admission requirements vary by program, but here we provide some general graduate admission requirements. Once you've read these general requirements, please contact your desired department for specific advice and details on submitting your application and documents.

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

  • A B-grade or higher
  • 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.
  • An internship or relevant work experience (for some programs).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11550 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 11550 USD per year during 60 months.
  • National

    11550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11550 USD per year during 60 months.
  • In-State

    5655 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5655 USD per year during 60 months.

Living costs for Fairfax

1330 - 2300 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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