3 years
Mar Aug
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About this course

The PhD program in CSD prepares individuals to function professionally as independent researchers, teacher-scholars in an academic setting, or as program administrators. Individualized doctoral programs of study, mentoring by nationally and internationally recognized faculty, and specialized practica are
provided to help doctoral students develop optimal research and teaching skills. The goal of the CSD doctorate is for the student to acquire the knowledge and skills that will lead to scholarly research, expertise in teaching, and professional leadership.

Entry Requirements

  • Admission to the Graduate School at Wichita State University;
  • Minimum grade requirements – 2.75 overall GPA and 3.50 GPA in last 60 semester credit hours;
  • Three letters of recommendation;
  • One page personal essay in which the applicant describes their reasons for pursuing graduate studies in communication sciences and disorders, and for choosing WSU. A professional resume may also be submitted;
  • Official scores for the general test of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Millers Analogies Test (MAT) taken within the last five years; 
  • Non-native English speaking students, international and domestic, must submit a TOEFL score of 550 (PBT) or 79 (iBT) or 6.5 overall band score on the IELTS and a score of 23 or higher on the speaking portion of the iBT or a score of 50 or higher on the SPEAK test. No waivers allowed.