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Communication Sciences and Disorders

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administrative contact

Robert Orlikoff
Chair, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
phone: 304-293-2377

program contact

Ken St. Louis
Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology
phone: 304-293-4241

Program Details

Program Description

By providing a rigorous course of study along with mentored research and teaching experiences, the PhD program is designed to enable students to become high-quality researchers and academics, serving effectively as leaders in the discipline of communication sciences and disorders. The intent is to prepare graduates to assume careers as researchers and scholars at colleges, universities, hospitals, industrial settings, and research facilities.

Delivery Methods Available

  • on campus

Graduate Program Application Requirements

Applicants must arrange for official copies of transcripts and test scores to be sent directly to the WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment at PO Box 6510, Morgantown, WV 26506-6510. If being sent by delivery service (Federal Express, UPS, etc) requiring a street address, please use WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment, 1500 One Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV 26501. The program requirements listed below (if any) are in addition to the main WVU Graduate Application.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.

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Prospective students should apply online at:

Application Priority Dates and Deadlines

  • Fall Deadline: January 15


WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

West Virginia University is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.