Graduate Programs

Students work on an intensive treatment approach for adults with acquired aphasia, a communication disorder that impacts the ability to understand and express language.

Communication Sciences and Disorders: Ph.D.


The Ph.D. program in communication sciences and disorders (CSCD) at the University of Delaware is the first doctoral program in CSCD in the state of Delaware. Through our faculty, who represent a range of interests within the discipline, we offer doctoral training in speech articulation, phonology, language and bilingualism, voice, and their respective disorders, in children and adults. Diverse research modalities are used, including research using human, imaging and computational modeling. The program is deeply interdisciplinary, having emerging connections across the University, including connections with linguistics, kinesiology, exercise physiology, tissue engineering psychology and music. 


Application Deadlines


December 15: Deadline to receive priority in admisisons and funding decisions



June 1Final Deadline to Apply


UD Tuition

The 2024-2025 UD graduate student tuition rate per credit hour is $1,069.

The successful applicant will receive a nine- or 12-month stipend commensurate with Ph.D. stipends at the University of Delaware, plus tuition remission, typically for an initial period of three years. Sources of stipend include faculty grant money and in some cases, university or foreign government sources. Funding may be extended if available, assuming the student is making satisfactory progress toward degree completion. Rarely, a student will be offered admission without funding.