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PhD Program

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has approved the establishment of the Doctor of Philosophy Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Houston. The program had also been approved by the United States Deparment of Education.

The first cohort of students will begin the program in Fall 2020. Information about the application process will be posted in before Spring 2020.

The primary educational objective of the PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders is to provide students with preparation for academic careers in the field of speech-language pathology/communication disorders. The program is mentor-based with the student and mentor designing a program of study that meets the student’s goals within the general guidelines of the program as outlined (e.g., number of credits, first-year project).

Applicants must identify an area of study and the potential professor(s) with whom they share common scientific interests. Acceptance of a student into the COMD PhD program is determined on an individual basis by a number of factors including GRE scores, GPA, letters of recommendation and identification of an area of study and agreement by a COMD faculty member to provide mentoring. A UH COMD faculty member must accept the responsibility of being the student’s primary mentor before the applicant is admitted to the PhD program.

More information about the program will be posted as it becomes available.

Questions can be directed to Ferenc Bunta.