Communication Sciences and Disorders PhD

The Communication Sciences and Disorders PhD is a doctoral program in Temple University’s College of Public Health. Conduct original research, make valuable contributions to the field of communication sciences and prepare for leadership in academic, administrative and clinical services. Examine the processes and problems of adult and child language disorders, such as aphasia and childhood apraxia of speech.

This small, tight-knit doctorate offers students individualized attention and close collaboration with faculty members. Home in on your area of interest and work with professors in the field to shape your research experience. The department has a team of prestigious faculty members who are at the top of their disciplines—PhD students in Communication Sciences should know with whom they would like to study and the areas they want to explore. Program faculty have particular expertise in research on word retrieval disorders and language comprehension, among other topics.

Bring an interdisciplinary perspective to your degree by taking elective coursework outside of the college in disciplines such as biostatistics, education and psychology. Courses in social work and health policy can also diversify your degree within the College of Public Health. The PhD is a full-time program that takes place on Main Campus.

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, this Doctor of Philosophy program offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency and more.

These tuition costs apply to the 2017–2018 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $954.00 per credit
Out-of-state: $1,314.00 per credit

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