|Joint Doctorate in Language and Communicative Disorders|
|Alternate Name:||Joint PhD Program with University of California, San Diego|
|Institution:||San Diego State University|
|Address:||Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (SLHS) Building #221|
|5500 Campanile Drive|
|Contact Person:||Beverly Wulfeck , Professor|
|Program Size:||Small (1-10 students)|
The cooperating faculties of San Diego State University (SDSU) and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) offer a joint doctoral program (PhD) in Language and Communicative Disorders. The program's focus is the interdisciplinary study of language and communicative disorders. A major emphasis of the program is to apply techniques developed in cognitive science and neuroscience to the study of language and language disorders. The program involves study and research on typical and atypical language acquisition and development, sign languages, bilingualism and the neural bases of language use and language loss. As such, this interdisciplinary program draws from a variety of undergraduate disciplines including communicative disorders, psychology, cognitive science, linguistics, engineering, and other related sciences.
The program is coordinated by the Doctoral Program Directors at each campus, in conjunction with an Executive Committee comprised of three faculty from each campus appointed by the Graduate Deans from each campus. The Doctoral Program Directors are Beverly B. Wulfeck (SDSU) and Victor Ferreira (UCSD).
Participating faculty have research interests in a wide range of issues in processes of language development, language and aging, multilingualism, language disorders, assessment, and intervention.
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