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If you’re in search of the ideal training ground for earning the highest level of academic achievement in the communication sciences and disorders field, you’ve come to the right place.

Focused on preparing high-quality researchers who can serve as leaders and changemakers in this wide-ranging industry, Penn State’s Communication Sciences and Disorders Ph.D. program provides specialized study in your area of interest, mentoring, independent research, internships, and clinical experiences. Upon completion, graduates are well prepared to take on leadership, research, or academic positions at universities, research institutes, clinical agencies, and other organizations.

Penn State is one of the leading research universities in the United States

An important step on a lifelong journey of learning and scholarship, the Ph.D. program will support your quest to develop judgment, skills, and attitudes that will facilitate your development and learning throughout your career. An integral part of the College of Health and Human Development, the CSD Ph.D. program enjoys productive scholarly and research collaborations with other programs in the college, including Human Development and Family StudiesBiobehavioral Health, and Kinesiology, as well as with programs in other colleges at Penn State.