Speech-Language Sciences & Disorders

Degree Granted
Degree Level
Garden City, NY

Prepare for an in-demand career making invaluable contributions to the study of speech-language issues around the globe.

Why Earn a PhD in Speech-Language Sciences and Disorders?

With an expected 21 percent job growth for speech-language pathologists by 2024, you will be joining a rewarding and in-demand field with endless opportunities to make an impact. Focus on research that produces new knowledge regarding communication disorders with the hope of uncovering more effective treatment options. Doctoral candidates may continue on in a clinical setting or they may decide to join an academic setting at a college or university.

Why Earn Your PhD in Speech-Language Sciences and Disorders at Adelphi?

  • Benefit from hands-on experience in our state-of-the-art on-site facilities, including the Hy Weinberg Center for Communication Disorders and renovated labs dedicated to speech-language studies in our program’s Center for Research.
  • Balance your career along with your education with our part-time program, and gain additional hands-on experience supervising in our clinic or teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the department.
  • Learn from our outstanding faculty of scholar-clinicians who have expertise in a wide range of areas in speech-language pathology and audiology, and are especially skilled in issues of diversity and inclusion.


* Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2018
of our graduate students are working or continuing their education within six months of graduation.
Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2018

Exceptional Hands-On Learning

Advance your clinical skills at the Hy Weinberg Center for Communication Disorders, a full-service speech and hearing center for individuals of all ages, abilities and ethnicities. Here you will have the opportunity to observe and work with clients diagnosed with aphasia, Parkinson’s disease, dementia, delayed language development, on the autism spectrum, learning disabilities, articulation disorders and more. Explore even more first-hand experience in one of the renovated labs in the program’s Center for Research:

  • Neurocognition of Communication Disorders Lab
  • Voice and Quality of Life Lab
  • Speech Science Lab
  • Language Observation and Analysis Lab
  • Augmentative/Alternative Communication Lab
  • Telepractice Lab
  • Neurophysiology in Speech-Language Pathology Lab
  • Dysphagia Lab
  • Dialect, Development and Language Disorders Lab

On March 2, 2020, the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of its new Center for Research. But students and faculty eager to use the center would have to wait because the campus closed for the remainder of the spring semester due to COVID-19.

Program Info

Application Requirements & Deadlines

The application deadline is January 15. Applicants must have an MS related to speech-language pathology and should submit the following application requirements:

  • Online graduate application and $50 application fee
  • Three letters of recommendation—academic preferred
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Final transcript stating bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution
  • Final transcript stating master’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Résumé (preferred)
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores for international candidates

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