Students completing a Ph.D. in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences can expect the following:

  1. Demonstrate mastery of the research literature (including critical reading & thinking) in one or more areas of specialization from one or more areas of the program: Speech, Language, or Hearing Sciences. These areas, will include, but not be limited to:
    • First and Second Language Acquisition
    • Multilingual Speech Language Development and Disorders
    • Cross‐linguistic Speech and Language Development and Disorders
    • Neurobiology of Language Development and Developmental Language Disorders
    • Neurobiology of Adult Language Disorders and Normal Aging
    • Language Processing in Children and Adults (Developmental Psycholinguistics)
    • Dyslexia in Children and Adults
    • Childhood Language Disorders
    • Production and Perception of Speech
    • Neurophysiology of Hearing
    • Adult Hearing 
  2. Demonstrate competence in research design and statistics.

  3. Demonstrate knowledge of research ethics.

  4. Demonstrate an understanding of Instrumentation and software for research and implement specific instrumentation tools in their research.

  5. Demonstrate the ability to formulate and write grant proposals.

  6. Demonstrate appropriate oral presentation skills for the presentation of research reviews and new research as well as for teaching and for answering focused questions from different audiences.

  7. Demonstrate basic professional writing skills that include the ability to write an original, synthesized and critical review of the literature in a given area of scholarship.

  8. Demonstrate the ability to write scholarly articles for publication and an understanding of the publication process in the students’ areas of specialization.