Communication Sciences and Disorders Doctor of Philosophy
The Ph.D. program prepares students to become scholars in the discipline of Communication Sciences and Disorders, specifically speech-language pathology. The objective is education in specific methods of research appropriate to the student's are of specialization to the level where the graduate will be able to make original and valuable contributions. The student should be able to place his or her own contributions and the contributions of others in the proper perspective with regard to theoretical and philosophical positions and trends. It is anticipated that graduates will contribute to the discipline as leaders in the areas of teaching, research, administration, and clinical services.
Areas of Concentration
Areas of specialization include (but are not limited to) the processes and problems associated with child language, the use of language in different contexts, issues in learning a first or second language, effects of brain damage on language function, voice use and disorder.