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.
Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100.
After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department.
Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.
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:
*Applicants whose native language is not English (regardless of current residency) must provide proof of English proficiency.