PhD in Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences
Designed to educate future members of the speech, language and hearing sciences (SLHS) professoriate, industry researchers and clinical practitioners, the PhD program focuses on research and teaching related to human communication sciences and disorders. Students apply basic and clinical findings to real-world problems in SLHS domains.
Graduates are prepared to produce original research, become effective teachers and communicate their expertise to a variety of audiences.
Neurological Disorders and Neuroscience
Development, Cognition and Learning
Applied Communication Sciences and Disorders
Perception and Hearing Science
Programs of Study
PhD students choose an area of specialization, such as autism or neurogenic disorders. Curriculum requirements include research exposure courses (such as Research Rotation and Statistical Applications for Translational Research) and teaching experience in the discipline.
Depending on their interests, academic background in speech-language pathology (SLP) and career goals, students can complete this PhD program in three to five years.
- Enroll with 30 credits from a master’s degree: three years minimum in the PhD program
- Enroll with a BA in non-SLP field: four years minimum
- Enroll with a BA in SLHS and earn an MA in SLP along the way: five years minimum
Our doctoral program is on hold due to ramifications from Covid-19. We will not be accepting applications this year.
For more detailed information, please review the PhD Handbook (PDF). If you would like to request an accessible version of the PhD Handbook, please let us know.
|DNSC 6274||Statistical Modeling and Analysis|
|DNSC 6275||Advanced Statistical Modeling and Analysis|
|SLHS 8100||Communication Disorders Across the Lifespan|
|SLHS 8200||Research Methods and Ethics and Grant Writing|
|SLHS 8201||Research Rotation|
|SLHS 8202||Teaching Rotation|
|SLHS 8203||Doctoral Seminar Leadership|
|SLHS 8300||Statistical Applications for Translational Research|
|SLHS 8999||Dissertation Research|
|A minimum of 8 credits in elective courses selected from the following:|
|SPHR 6291||Selected Topics in Speech–Language Pathology (Aging)|