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University of South Florida

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Tampa, FL

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University of South Florida

Overview

University of South Florida / Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is located in Tampa, FL, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Speech-language pathology
Doctor of Audiology (Au D) Audiology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Communication sciences and disorders Speech-language sciences
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Communication sciences and disorders Neurocommunicative science
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Communication sciences and disorders Hearing sciences and audiology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 75
Doctoral Degrees 18

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE with preferred scores of: 52nd percentile (approx. 151) on the verbal portion OR the 52nd percentile (approx. 4) on the writing section AND the 32nd percentile (approx. 148) on the quantitative section,
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE scores with preferred scores at or above the 33rd percentile on both Verbal and Quantitative sections. GRE writing with a preferred score of 4.00 or better. For CSD program: GRE with preferred scores at the 33rd percentile for Verbal and, Quantitative, and a 3.50 or better on the Writing subtest
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

593
Applied
92
Accepted
82
Enrolled
16%

Applying

30
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 1st December 1st No
Spring deadline October 15th September 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE with preferred scores of: 52nd percentile (approx. 151) on the verbal portion OR the 52nd percentile (approx. 4) on the writing section AND the 32nd percentile (approx. 148) on the quantitative section,
Master's Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation; letter of intent; resume; demonstrate the following Essential Functions in accordance with the Council of Academic Programs in CSD
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE scores with preferred scores at or above the 33rd percentile on both Verbal and Quantitative sections. GRE writing with a preferred score of 4.00 or better. For CSD program: GRE with preferred scores at the 33rd percentile for Verbal and, Quantitative, and a 3.50 or better on the Writing subtest
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3.5 GPA (for CSD Program); 3 letters of recommendation; letter of intent; Demonstration of competency in communication skills as determined by the chairperson or delegate.

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

227
Total Graduate Students
3%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 9.69%
Black or African American 2.2%
White or Caucasian 77%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 3.08%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0.44%
Unknown 4.41%

Gender

Male (6%)
Female (93%)

Faculty

30
Total faculty
Full-time - 30
Part-time - 0
Male (4)
Female (26)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Auditory perception and intervention; language and literacy; neurophysiology of hearing, speech, and language; adult neurogenics; bilingualism and language variation; language processing and intervention; speech and voice production; speech perception; translational science
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
2,560,220

Location & Contact

Address 4202 East Fowler Avenue
PCD 1017
Tampa, FL  33620
United States
Contact Dr. Steven Surrency
Chair/Professor
Email: surrency@usf.edu
Phone: 813-974-6204

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