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 – also known as speech-language pathology – 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, electrophysiology, clinical trials, animal models 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: Final Deadline to Apply



June 1Final Deadline to Apply


UD Tuition

The 2022-2023 UD graduate student tuition rate per credit hour is $979.

All or nearly all doctoral students receive a stipend and full tuition scholarship.