James Madison University

Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Curriculum Overview

Sample Curriculum for Post-Masters


Requirements Credit Hours
Core course work 8
Major concentration course work 14
Outside, related course work 6
Research tools 12
Directed research 6
Teaching/Supervision 2
Dissertation (minimum of 9 credits) 9
Total 57

Sample Curriculum for Post-Bachelors


Requirements Credit Hours
Post-Bachelors course work (individually determined) 36-44
Core course work 8
Major concentration course work 14
Outside, related course work 6
Research tools 12
Directed research 6
Teaching/Supervision 2
Dissertation (minimum of 9 credits) 9
Total 93-101

Sample Curriculum for Dual Au.D./Ph.D.


Requirements Credit Hours
Doctor of Audiology requirements (includes 6 credits of dissertation) 100
Core course work 8
Major concentration course work 3
Outside, related course work 6
Research tools 3
Directed research 3
Teaching/Supervision 2
Dissertation (minimum of 5 credits) 5
Total 130

Sample Curriculum for Post Au.D


Requirements Credit Hours
Core course work 8
Major concentration course work 3
Outside, related course work 6
Research tools 3
Directed research 3
Teaching/Supervision 2
Dissertation (minimum of 5 credits – assumes 6 dissertation credits in Au.D.) 5
Total 30

Course List


A complete listing of all core and elective courses is available in the CSD program section of the official JMU Graduate Catalog.