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Considering and Preparing for a PhD

Considering a PhD

Report of the 2008 Joint Ad Hoc Committee on PhD Shortages in Communication Sciences and Disorders [PDF]
This 2008 report on the status and future plans for addressing the PhD shortage in the discipline features an Executive Summary, a report of outcomes and impact achieved to date, and a 2009–2011 strategic plan.

Thinking About a PhD? Frequently Asked Questions
Get answers to questions you may have about pursuing a PhD.

"Thinking About a PhD?" Presentations by Melanie Schuele and Sid Bacon
Right-click the link below and use "save as" to use this file on a Windows-based computer, or press the "Apple key + s" to save for Mac computers.

Interested in an Academic/Research Career in Communication Sciences and Disorders?
Read the career profiles of 19 individuals who work in academic/research settings. The profiles capture the variety of academic/research career opportunities in communication sciences and disorders.

Funding Your Education

Preparing for a PhD

Preparation for the Research Doctoral Degree
Doctoral study is viewed as a time to learn scientific principles and methods for conducting research. Learn about choosing a doctoral program, developing a plan of study, selecting a mentor, and establishing a research focus.

Mentorship in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Mentoring relationships can enhance professional development and growth. Identify characteristics that facilitate the mentoring process.

Get on the MARC
Take aim of your career in higher ed! Join the Mentoring Academic-Research Careers (MARC) program and experience the power of passionate mentoring. The MARC program is designed specifically for PhD students and new faculty members.

Locating a PhD Program

Doctoral Programs in Communications Sciences and Disorders
Go to EDFIND and search for "Doctoral Programs." As you input your desired program characteristics, select "Research Doctorate" as the doctoral degree type.

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