Doctoral students work closely with a faculty mentor and design individualized programs of study as they advance towards candidacy. Students at this level often choose a specialized area of interest and pursue coursework and electives in that area.
Faculty mentors will help you devise a plan of study to ensure you meet the core requirements of the Graduate School and the Department of Communicative Disorders. All plans of study must include a minimum of 72 post-baccalaureate credit hours. These will include 9 credit hours in a theoretical core and 9 credit hours in a research core. Additional classes and seminars will be chosen within the students area(s) of interest.
You will choose at least 3 of the following 5 courses:
- Developmental Theorists
- Concepts of Disability
- Semiotic Theory
You will take the following 2 courses plus one additional course in research design or statistics.
- Experimental Research Design in Applied Language and Speech Sciences
- Qualitative Research Design