About the Ph.D. Program

The Ph.D. program in communication sciences and disorders, offered through the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is a research-based program designed to prepare graduates to be faculty members and scientists at institutions of higher education.

The program is rigorous in its research and scientific base, yet it allows for several different areas of specialization and correlated areas in related disciplines. Graduates will be prepared for research, grant writing, teaching, and supervision through pedagogy, mentorship, and internship activities in many areas.

The Ph.D. program provides the opportunity for interdisciplinary research across UAMS and with relevant community partners.  Doctoral students will have opportunities to collaborate on research with specialists working with the full range of the population, from children to the elderly and with disciplines including otolaryngology, physical therapy, nursing, psychology, and medicine. Students will have access to research facilities to study fluency, swallowing, auditory perception, language development, electrophysiology, and other areas.

Admission Factors

Admission to the Ph.D. program is competitive and based on the following criteria:

  • Academic achievement
  • Academic aptitude
  • Written and oral communication
  • Personal endorsement

For further information and or application please contact:

Greg Robinson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Ph.D. Program Director
E-mail: gcrobinson@uams.edu Phone: (501) 526-4487