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

Notes/Description

  • 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:

    • (1) research,

    • (2) conference presentation,

    • (3) writing for publication,

    • (4) systematic review of research literature,

    • (5) grant writing,

    • (6) college teaching, and/or

    • (7) supervision.

  • 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.