Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

School of Health and Human Sciences

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) is designed for advanced study in communication sciences and disorders, with an emphasis on the development of research and teaching skills. The PhD is a post master’s research degree which requires 66 credit hours.  Part and full-time study is available and can take from four to seven years to complete.

On Campus Option

Students may enroll for part-time or full-time study at the UNCG campus. Full-time study can be completed in three to five years. Typically, part-time study is completed in five to seven years.

  • Full-time: 3-4 courses per semester
  • Part-time: 1-2 courses per semester

Distant Learning Option: IDEALL CSD

The Inter-Institutional Distance Education Agreement for Learning and Leadership in Communication Sciences and Disorders (IDEALL CSD) Ph.D. is an extension of the UNC Greensboro CSD Ph.D. program for part-time doctoral students living in the western region of North Carolina. IDEALL CSD is a UNC Greensboro degree program. Students apply to IDEALL CSD through the UNC Greensboro Graduate School and graduate with a UNC Greensboro doctoral degree. Typically, part-time study is completed in five to seven years.

  • Part-time: 1-2 courses per semester