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The Ph.D. program provides course offerings in and out of the Communication Sciences and Disorders program, as well as research opportunities throughout the candidate’s training. Candidates engage in studies of research methods, statistics, and in-depth studies of their fields, conduct a pre-dissertation project, pass a certification examination, and defend their dissertation. Teaching, application for funding, presenting and submitting papers for publication are integral to the program of study. To be awarded the Ph.D., a minimum of 75 credits of graduate work must be completed. Up to 30 credits of existing graduate work can be transferred from an accredited institution. For more information on the course of study please see the handbook and program plan.