Application Deadline

The Communication Sciences and Disorder/Doctor of Philosophy program accepts applications on a rolling basis. Completed applications should be received at least 3 months prior to the start of the semester in which the student intends to enroll. The department gives priority review to applications received by February 1 for funding purposes.

Program Begins

 Fall, Spring


Unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary institutions should be uploaded with your electronic application and may be used for departmental admission review purposes. If offered admission, you will be directed and required to submit to the JMU Graduate School an official transcript from any institution from which a degree has been awarded to finalize your admission. Transcripts are considered official if they are sent to JMU directly from the issuing institution.

Required by Program
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement regarding your career goals, reasons for pursuing a doctoral degree and areas of research interest
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • GRE General Test
  • Must participate in a personal interview and the interview can be by Skype
Online Application
International Applicants

International Graduate Information

International applicants will upload a credential evaluation of their non-U.S. college or university transcripts from one of the services listed at this link: Credential_Evaluation

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