College of Health Professions
The Ph.D. program in Communication Sciences seeks to bring students to a level of education at which they may participate as scholars in the discipline. It is the program's objective to provide doctoral students with a base of information broad enough that they understand the contribution made to the discipline by each of its specialization areas, yet deep enough in a chosen area of specialization to enable them to comfortably assume a position of leadership and authority. Students are supplied with valuable expertise that allows them to contribute meaningfully to the discipline. Toward this end, the program emphasizes education in specific methods of research, appropriate to the student's area of specialization, reaching a level at which the graduate will be able to make original and valuable contributions to the knowledge of the field. A final objective is to infuse students with the spirit of scientific inquiry and wisdom in the methods and philosophy of science to place their own contributions, and the contributions of others, in a proper perspective with regard to theoretical and philosophical positions and trends. It is anticipated that graduates will contribute to the discipline as leaders and exemplars in the areas of teaching, research, administration, and clinical services.
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education
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