Language and Communicative Disorders: Joint Doctoral Program

Language and Communicative Disorders (LC75)

University of California, San Diego (UCSD), in collaboration with San Diego State University (SDSU), offers doctoral degrees in Applied Mechanics/Engineering Science; Audiology; Biology; Chemistry; Clinical Psychology; Language and Communicative Disorders; Mathematics and Science Education; and 3 Public Health areas: Epidemiology, Global Health, and Health Behavior Sciences. Apply to your program of interest at San Diego State University. You will be instructed to apply to UCSD after initial approval for the program at SDSU.

Program Info

Area of Study Division of Social Sciences / Health Sciences
Department Language and Communicative Disorders: Joint Doctoral Program
Major Language and Communicative Disorders
Degree Doctor of Philosophy
Admissions Terms Fall
Additional Notes

Apply first to SDSU. Please refer to Language and Communicative Disorders website for more information -

Application Deadlines June 2, 2021 (Fall 2021)

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests
English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

Letters of Recommendation

Check the website for SDSU application. Not necessary for UCSD application.

Statement of Purpose



Not required

Contact Info

Campus Office Cognitive Science Building (2nd Floor)
Phone (858) 534-7141
Fax (858) 534-1128
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code: 0515
La Jolla, CA, 92093-0515