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Ph.D. Programs Overview

Students interested in these PhD programs should review faculty profiles to identify research interests of a potential mentor:
KU Lawrence campus faculty
KU Medical Center faculty

The Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorders offers Ph.D. programs in both speech-language pathology and in audiology for post-baccalaureate study of normal and disordered aspects of communication. These programs are designed to prepare suitably qualified individuals for leadership positions in research and academia. A major focus of these programs is to advance the science of these fields, and to elucidate the scientific basis for the procedures and processes used in clinical practice.

Students may pursue the Ph.D. in conjunction with either of our entry-level clinical graduate degrees (masters in SLP or doctor of audiology) through a combined MA/Ph.D. or Au.D./Ph.D. track. Approximately 30% of our Ph.D. students combine their Ph.D. training with clinical training. On average, combined research and clinical training requires 6-years of post-baccalaureate training to earn both degrees.

Students interested in child language acquisition and disorders also may wish to investigate KU’s child language doctoral program to determine whether the Ph.D. in Speech-Language Pathology or the Ph.D. in Child Language best matches their research training interests.

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Students in KU's Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorders achieve a high level of success in their studies and careers. View doctoral program profiles.

About the Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorders
This program is offered through the Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorders which consists of the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing: Sciences and Disorders on the KU Lawrence campus and the Department of Hearing and Speech on the KU Medical Center campus. The Department of Speech-Language-Hearing is within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, while the Department of Hearing and Speech is part of the KU School of Health Professions.

Students take courses on both campuses. Block scheduling of courses reduces the frequency of commuting. A committee of faculty from both departments is responsible for instruction, curriculum planning, student selection and advising, clinical practicum policies, and course scheduling.

Last modified: Sep 07, 2018

Application deadline:
December 10
Although applications may be submitted at any time, December 10 is the deadline for priority status as it aligns with funding and scholarship availability.

Students may enter this program in fall or spring semester.

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