PhD in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences

The PhD program is designed to provide you with a strong foundation in research across the fields of speech-language-hearing sciences, speech-language pathology, and audiology, and it will prepare you to become an independent scholar in the area of your choice. The curriculum of the doctoral program allows you maximum flexibility to select coursework within the discipline and across other disciplines, such as psychology, child development, special education, early childhood, and cognitive sciences.

If you are interested in applying to our doctoral programs, visit our application page for more information. Keep in mind that successful PhD applicants typically have established a relationship with a potential mentor before applying to the program. See our faculty specialties to learn more about research opportunities.

Although graduates of the program may assume different professional paths, such as an academic path at a college or a university; a clinical path in an educational, clinical, or private practice setting; or a research/clinical path in an industrial setting, the doctoral program is designed to help you develop strong research skills and use your scholarly abilities in whatever professional setting you choose.

The success of our PhD program can be measured by the positions held by our graduates. Below is a partial list:

Professors of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Administration, Clinical Supervisors, and PhD Clinicians
Northwestern University 
Ohio State University
University of Colorado (Boulder)
University of Indiana 
University of Texas (Austin) 
Utah State University
Mankato State University
University of Connecticut
St. Cloud State University
Ohio University
Penn State
Dankook University
University of Utah
University of Minnesota
Northern Illinois University
Central Michigan University
Ewha Women's University
University of North Texas (Denton)
St. Xavier University
Texas Woman's University
Georgia State University
University of Minnesota 
American Speech Language Hearing Association 
Mayo Clinic 
Minneapolis Public Schools
Gilette Children's Hospital
St. Paul Public Schools
Fairview University Hospital
Methodist Hospital

College Resources

Visit CLA’s website for graduate students to learn about collegiate funding opportunities, student support, career services, and more.

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