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.

PH.D Presentation

Program Discontinued

This program is being discontinued and is not accepting applications for admission. The University is still authorized to offer the program and issue the associated credential for students who are currently enrolled in the program.

Dr. Lucia Mendez, graduate director

Lucia Mendez  Ph.D, CCC-SLP
[email protected]

DIRECTOR of On-Campus M.A.