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The PhD in Communicative Sciences and Disorders is designed to develop leading independent researchers and teachers. Combining rigorous course work and research with specialized faculty mentorship, graduates are well-positioned to advance the field of communicative sciences and disorders.

Curriculum

43 credits for students entering with a master's

Graduate Methods

15 credits total (possible courses below; others courses acceptable based on advisor’s approval).

Sequence of basic statistics courses (take these or similar courses) for 9 credits total.

  • RESCH-GE 2001: Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences I (3 credits)
  • RESCH-GE 2002: Data Analysis for the Behavioral and Social Sciences II (3 credits)
  • RESCH-GE 2003: Intermediate Quantitative Methods: The General Linear Model (3 credits)

Select ADDITIONAL course(s) such as the following:

  • APSY-GE 2073: Research Design and Methodology in the Behavioral Sciences I (3 credits)
  • CSCD-GE 2109: Critical Evaluation of Research (2 credits)
  • LING-GA 2945: Statistical Analysis in Linguistics (4 credits)
  • RESCH-GE 2004: Advanced Modeling I: Topics in Multivariate Analysis (3 credits)
  • RESCH-GE 2011: Topics in Advanced Quantitative Methods: Classification & Clustering (2 credits)
  • RESCH-GE 2012: Topics in Advanced Quantitative Methods: Causal Inference (2 credits)
  • RESCH-GE 2013: Missing Data (2 credits)
  • RESCH-GE 2040: Multi-level Modeling: Growth Curve (2 credits)
  • RESCH-GE 2041: Practicum in Multi-level Modeling: Growth Curve (2 credits)
  • RESCH-GE 2042: Multi-Level Modeling: Nested Data (2 credits)
  • RESCH-GE 2043: Practicum in Multi-Level Modeling: Nested Data (2 credits)
  • RESCH-GE 2132: Principles of Empirical Research (3 credits)
  • RESCH-GE 2140: Approaches to Qualitative Inquiry (3 credits)
  • RESCH-GE 3001: Dissertation Proposal Seminar (this or equivalent required by Steinhardt)

Specialization and Cognate Courses

22 points total (partial list of possible courses below).

  • CSCD-GE 3001: Seminal Readings in CSD (required)
  • CSCD-GE 2130: Perception and Production of Speech
  • CSCD-GE 2402: Approaches to Natural Language: Methods and Procedures (1 credit)
  • CSCD-GE 3021: Advanced Studies in Language and Speech
  • APSY-GE 2261: Emotional Development in Childhood: Organization and Neurobiology
  • APSY-GE 2198: Cognitive Development
  • BIOE-GA 1008/2334: Topics in Bioethics
  • LANED-GE 2206: Second Language Acquisition: Theory and Research
  • LING-GA 1210: Phonology I
  • LING-GA 3110: Seminar in Phonetics
  • LING-GA 1510: Sociolinguistics
  • LING-GA 2220: Laboratory Phonology
  • LING-GA 2710: Neurolinguistics
  • LING-GA 3510: Seminar in Sociolinguistics (Prerequisite: LING-GA 1510 or permission)
  • LING-GA 3710: Seminar in Neurolinguistics
  • MPATC-GE 2042: Psychology of Music
  • OT-GE 3301: Evidence-Based Practice
  • PSYCH-GA 2002: Psychology of Music
  • PSYCH-GA 2012: Physiological Basis of Behavior
  • PSYCH-GA 2031: Neuropsychology
  • PSYCH-GA 204X: Cognitive Neuroscience
  • PSYCH-GA 204X: Emotion and its development
  • PSYCH-GA 2209: Cognitive Development
  • PSYCH-GA 2221: Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience
  • PSYCH-GA 3210: Seminar in Psycholinguistics
  • PSYCH-GA 3220: Seminar in Cognitive, Perceptual, and Language Development

Research Colloquium

3 credits total

  • CSCD-GE 2420 Research Colloquium (0-1 pt/semester; repeatable)

Students must attend Research Colloquium every semester for their first three years. Course may be taken for 1 credit and 0 credits in alternate semesters for a total of 3 credits. In addition, they are expected to attend research talks throughout their degree progress.

Doctoral Seminar

3 credits total

  • CSCD-GE 3400: Doctoral Seminar in Communicative Sciences and Disorders (0-1 credit/semester; repeatable)

Students must attend Doctoral Seminar every semester for their first three years. Course may be taken for 1 credit and 0 credits in alternate semesters for a total of 3 credits. (This course satisfies the NYU Steinhardt requirement for Dissertation Proposal Seminar.)

Research Landmarks

Dates are approximate

  • 1st paper due: ~May 1, Year 2
  • 2nd paper due: ~End of Year 3
  • Dissertation proposal due: ~August 1, Year 4
  • Dissertation due: ~August 1, Year 5