Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences - Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) - Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
College of Health
Degree Specific Credits: 54
Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0
Catalog Year: 2022-23
The program is made up of a combination of 54 credits of coursework and professional products, the preliminary comprehensive competency exam, and a dissertation.
Students must pass a preliminary comprehensive competency exam that includes disciplinary knowledge, a critique of a research manuscript, and design of an experimental research study.
In addition, students complete professional products in areas critical for the success of faculty or professionals in the speech, language, and hearing sciences that include the following:
(2) conference presentation,
(3) writing for publication,
(4) systematic review of research literature,
(5) grant writing,
(6) college teaching, and/or
Following the successful completion of coursework, the preliminary comprehensive competency exam, and professional products, students complete a directed research dissertation experience that contributes to the advancement of the field of speech, language, and hearing sciences.
Full-time students entering with their completed masters’ degree in an area related to speech, language, and hearing sciences can complete the PhD in 3 -4 years.