The Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Sciences and Disorders is designed for advanced study, with an emphasis on the development of research and teaching skills.

The Ph.D. is a post master’s research degree, which requires 63 credit hours. Part- and full-time study is available and can take from four to seven years to complete.


  • Students are paired with a doctoral mentor and interact with CSD doctoral faculty as well as doctoral faculty in related disciplines in order to receive:
    • Mentoring in basic or applied research and grant writing.
    • Instruction in teaching and supervised teaching experience.
  • Students may enroll for part-time or full-time study at the UNCG campus. Full-time study can be completed in three to five years. Typically, part-time study is completed in five to seven years.
    • Full-time: 3-4 courses per semester
    • Part-time: 1-2 courses per semester


Graduates are well-prepared for successful academic and research careers.

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Class Type

  • Online options
  • Full-time and part-time programs
Dr. Lucia Mendez, graduate director

Lucia Mendez  Ph.D, CCC-SLP
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DIRECTOR of On-Campus M.A.