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Doctor of Philosophy

Communication Sciences and Disorders


Applicants are advised to identify and contact a primary advisor before applying for admission. For instructions on applying, please go to

You will be asked to complete an on-line application form, upload a statement of purpose, writing sample, resume, letters of recommendation, transcripts, and standardized test scores. Importantly: Your personal statement should include 1) Why you would like to pursue a Ph.D.; 2) Your research interests; 3) Why you would like to be at Teachers College and the particular lab you have chosen. Additionally, the writing sample you submit should be academic (not a clinical report).

Deadlines: December 15 is the preferred doctoral application deadline for optimal consideration of funding, but the final deadline is January 15.

For questions about doctoral requirements at Teachers College, please go to Specific questions about the CSD doctoral program should be directed to Prof. Erika S. Levy (Chair, CSD Doctoral Program Committee) (


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