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The PhD in speech and hearing science prepares scholars for careers in basic and applied research in educational, industrial or health care environments. The student pursues a program with the unifying theme of human communication and its disorders.
84 credit hours, a written comprehensive exam, an oral comprehensive exam, a prospectus and a dissertation
Students complete content area course work that may include aspects of neuroscience, methodology, speech and hearing science, and other specialty areas. The student completes their plan of study under the guidance of their faculty mentor and program committee. A programmatic research experience prepares the student for basic or applied research leading to the dissertation.
Applicants typically have completed a master's degree or equivalent in speech and hearing science, psychology, linguistics or a related discipline. Applicants with a bachelor's degree, strong research interests and a strong academic record are also considered.
All applicants must complete an online graduate admission application.
Applicants must submit the following evidence for admission review:
- online graduate admission application
- GRE scores, including the writing score, taken within the last five years
- official transcripts of undergraduate and graduate study
- professional references from three individuals who are familiar with the applicant's academic record, in addition to the contact information of the recommenders
- proof of English proficiency*
- application cover letter and goals statement
- resume or curriculum vitae
*Applicants whose native language is not English (regardless of current residency) must provide proof of English proficiency.
- Teaching or Research Assistantships
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