Programs in Psychology

PhD program in Clinical Psychology accredited by the APA

The Doctor of Philosophy degree in Clinical Psychology is awarded for demonstration of advanced knowledge of the symptoms and empirically supported treatments for clinical psychology disorders. The Ph.D. is typically earned after 5-6 years of full-time enrollment. Students may choose to study in the Child and Family or Adult Tracks. Students are admitted into the Ph.D. program on a full-time basis only. Students earn a Master of Arts for completing a thesis and eventually earn a Ph.D. after completing a doctoral dissertation and clinical internship.

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PhD program in Developmental, Cognitive, and Affective Sciences

The Doctor of Philosophy degree in Developmental, Cognitive, and Affective Sciences (DCAS) prepares the student for an academic career in research and teaching. The Ph.D. is typically earned after 5 years of full-time enrollment. Students may choose among concentrations in developmental psychology, affective neuroscience, cognitive psychology, behavioral genetics, or developmental disorders. Students are admitted into the Ph.D. program on a full-time basis only. Students will earn a Master of Arts for completing a thesis and eventually earn a Ph.D. after completing a doctoral dissertation.

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Programs in Communication Sciences

MA program in Speech-Language Pathology CAA accredited through 2024

The Master of Arts degree in Communication Sciences (COSI) prepares students to become highly competent clinician researchers in the field of speech language pathology. The MA is typically earned after 5 semesters of full-time enrollment. The program also offers an Integrated Studies (IGS) option for  CWRU undergraduates, enabling students to graduate with their MA degree in five years. Students are admitted into the MA program on a full-time basis only. Students can select from a traditional thesis option or a comprehensive meta-analysis program to demonstrate competency for graduation.

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PhD program in Communication Sciences

The Doctor of Philosophy degree in Communication Sciences prepares graduates for successful careers in the field working in universities, research hospitals, or clinics. The Ph.D is typically earned after 4 years of full-time enrollment for students who enter with a professional degree (M.A., M.S. in speech-language pathology or Au.D. in Audiology). Students may choose among concentrations in auditory perception, neurogenic communication disorders, neurophysiology of swallowing and communication, or child language disorders. Students will earn a Ph.D. after completing a doctoral dissertation.

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More Information

A more detailed description of the regulations governing the Ph.D and MA degrees is given in the University Bulletin. This and other information can also be obtained by request from psychsciences@case.edu.

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An application checklist and other requirements can be found on our graduate programs admission page.
The master’s Communication Sciences education program in speech-language pathology at Case Western Reserve University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.