James Madison University

Admission to the Program - Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders

How to Apply

Online Application http://www.jmu.edu/grad/prospective/
Applicants need to

  1. Submit 3 letters of recommendation on letterhead stationary to The Graduate School. (There is no set form for these) http://www.jmu.edu/grad/prospective
  2. Transcripts from all previous academic institutions and Grade Point Average (GPA) from both undergraduate and graduate degrees.
  3. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores administered by the Educational Testing Service.
  4. Submit a personal written statement regarding your career goals, reasons for pursuing a doctoral degree, and areas of research interest to The Graduate School.
  5. Participate in a personal interview. (Applicants may be contacted about scheduling this interview after the application is complete and all materials are received.)
  6. Applications for Fall 2012 semester due by January 31, 2012.

See complete application instructions in the current Graduate Catalog, which is available on The Graduate School web site.

Currently accepting Ph.D. Students in the following areas for fall 2012

  • Mechanisms of recovery and repair in hearing disorders
  • Enhancing Neuroplasticity and Recovery in swallowing and voice disorders
  • Infant and toddler language development
  • Hearing aid enhancement
  • Factors involved in recovery from developmental stuttering
  • Adolescent language
  • Traumatic brain injury



  • November 24-28
    Thanksgiving holiday
  • December 8-12
    Final examinations
  • December 13
    Commencement begins at 10 a.m. in the Convocation Center.
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