Communication Sciences and Disorders (Ph.D.)
The Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders prepares students for academic and research careers in college and university settings. Students may enter the program at the post-baccalaureate level. Students with an earned Master’s degree in speech-language pathology who are practicing clinicians and want additional study in research may also apply. The program provides an opportunity to pursue applied research (i.e., research that relates to clinical practice) as well as basic science research.
The program is designed to:
- prepare graduates to become independent researchers in order to answer important theoretical and clinical questions relating to normal and disordered communication.
- prepare graduates to use their research skills to critically analyze new information in the discipline.
- prepare graduate to function as educators who are prepared to teach in colleges and universities.
Additionally for post-master’s students, the program is designed to:
- prepare graduate to be models of best practice within a variety of clinical settings by broadening the base of their clinical knowledge.
- prepare graduate to be innovators in best practice for clinical skills.
- allow graduate with a specific practice focus to become experts in their area of interest.
The evaluation of applications for admission is the responsibility of the program’s Admissions Committee. The Committee reviews each application and renders a judgment of the applicant’s overall potential for success in doctoral study. This judgment is based on the following considerations:
- Review of the applicant’s past academic performance, which involves not only consideration of grade-point-average, but also of the nature of previous coursework and the pattern of grades in various subject areas.
- Scores for the Graduate Record Examination General Test (verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing). In addition, scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) are required in the case of international students.
- Three letters of recommendation, most appropriately from professors familiar with the student’s work who can testify to the applicant’s potential to complete the program.
- A personal statement written by the applicant reviewing reasons for applying to the program, career objectives and relevant background information. Applicants must include their intended academic and research emphasis in order to identify potential faculty mentors.
- An interview with the Admissions Committee and potential faculty mentors.
- Application fee ($60).
Applications are available online at: http://www.montclair.edu/graduate/prospective/app.shtml
For complete information regarding the University admission requirements and the application process, please contact the Graduate School at (973) 655-5147 or website at: http://www.montclair.edu/graduate/.
|CSND 577||Scientific and Professional Writing||3|
|CSND 702||Clinical Instrumentation||3|
|CSND 703||Biomedical Ethics||2|
|CSND 801||Advanced Scientific and Professional Writing||3|
|CSND 809||Speech Perception||3|
|CSND 834||Seminar in University Teaching||1|
|CSND 835||Practicum in University Teaching||2|
|CSND 534||Speech and Hearing Science||3|
|or CSND 602||Hearing and Speech Science|
|CSND 750||Research Methods||3|
|STAT 600||Statistical Methods for Research Workers I||3|
|STAT 601||Statistical Methods for Research Workers II||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Statistical Theory I|
|Statistical Theory II|
|Practicum in Statistics I|
|Design and Analysis of Experiments|
|Applied Regression Analysis|
|Intermediate Statistics Methods|
|Statistical Data Mining I|
|Statistical Data Mining II|
|Topics in Statistics|
|Research Methods in Statistical Science|
|Introduction to Stochastic Processes|
|Advanced Topics in Statistics|
|Practicum in Statistics II|
|Advanced Statistical Methods|
|Independent Study in Statistics|
|Complete for a total of 8 credits||8|
|Select 26 credits from the list by advisement (see below)||26|
|CSND 900||Dissertation Advisement||12|
|Successfully complete the qualifying portfolio, examination or assessment requirement.|
|Admission to Candidacy|
|Following completion of pre-dissertation research courses and qualifying exam, you may be admitted to candidacy.|
|Complete a dissertation in accordance with Graduate School and doctoral program requirements.|
|CSND 500||Language Acquisition||3|
|CSND 511||Language Disorders of Adults I||3|
|CSND 514||Communication Disorders of Aged||3|
|CSND 515||Voice Disorders||3|
|CSND 517||Phonological and Articulation Disorders||3|
|CSND 518||Language Disorders of Adults II||3|
|CSND 523||Educational Audiology||3|
|CSND 524||Evaluation and Treatment of Swallowing Disorders||3|
|CSND 525||Motor Speech Disorders||3|
|CSND 544||Diagnostic Procedures in Audiology I||3|
|CSND 545||Diagnostic Procedures in Audiology II||3|
|CSND 546||Diagnostic Procedures in Audiology III||3|
|CSND 576||Aural Rehabilitation Across the Lifespan||3|
|CSND 580||Aural Rehabilitation for Adults||3|
|CSND 581||Pediatric Aural (Re)Habilitation||3|
|CSND 583||Language Disorders of Children||3|
|CSND 584||Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Disorders||2-3|
|CSND 585||Fluency Disorders||2-3|
|CSND 587||Language Disorders in School Age Children||3|
|CSND 594||Independent Study||1-3|
|CSND 598||Problems and Issues in Communication Disorders||1-3|
|CSND 601||Auditory Processing Disorders||3|
|CSND 620||Pediatric Audiology||3|
|CSND 621||Implantable Devices for the Remediation of Hearing Loss||3|
|CSND 671||Special Topics in Audiology||1-3|
|CSND 701||Auditory Anatomy and Physiology||3|
|CSND 705||Community and Industrial Audiology||2|
|CSND 706||Advanced Amplification Technology||2|
|CSND 707||Basic Medical Audiology: Genetics and Pathology||3|
|CSND 708||Psychoacoustics I||3|
|CSND 709||Laboratory for Psychoacoustics I||1|
|CSND 722||Advanced Auditory Potentials||3|
|CSND 807||Advanced Medical Audiology||3|
|CSND 808||Psychoacoustics II||3|
|CSND 819||Laboratory for Psychoacoustics II||1|
|CSND 836||Practicum in Clinical Preceptorship||2|
|CSND 837||Seminar in Clinical Preceptorship||1|