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. And see our PhD Student handbook for more information.

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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
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