University of South Florida

College of Behavioral and Community Sciences

Communication Sciences and Disorders


Moffitt Cancer Center


Tampa, FL 33620

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D. - Communication Sciences and Disorders

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Founded in 1967, the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of South Florida is the largest in the State of Florida. It offers a variety of fully accredited programs for baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. The undergraduate student may major in Communication Sciences and Disorders, American Sign Language, or Educational Interpreting. On the graduate level, students may elect to pursue a masters degree in Deaf Education or Speech-Language Pathology or a clinical doctorate in Audiology. In addition, graduate students with a research interest may pursue collaborative doctoral studies with the departments of Psychology or Education.

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is located in the Behavioral Sciences Building of the College of Arts and Sciences where faculty and students work with communicatively disordered clients using state-of-the-art technologies that include computerized diagnostic and treatment tools and interactive video systems.

Students benefit from ready access to faculty and staff and the luxury of one-on-one advising, clinical supervision, and instruction in current theory as well as state-of-the-art practice techniques. The Communication Disorders Center provides an in-house laboratory for students to observe and apply therapeutic strategies to the spectrum of communication disorders presented by clients from the community. Students and faculty have access to libraries, laboratories, clinical facilities, student organizations, and professional development opportunities.

Application Deadlines are as follows: Fall: February 1Spring: No Spring Admissions; and Summer: No Summer Admissions


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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