The School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences offers graduate training at the Masters and Doctoral levels designed to meet the needs of students with both research and professional objectives. With instruction and training from internationally recognized faculty, the Schoolís programs emphasize interdisciplinary training coupled with opportunities for intensive research or clinical mentoring. The Schoolís degree programs draw upon three clusters of expertise in the School: Communication Sciences and Disorders, Cognition and Neuroscience, and Psychological Sciences. The Callier Center for Communication Disorders, a large comprehensive clinical and research center, as well as other interdisciplinary Centers further enrich the training of students.

The programs in the School include masters training in Applied Cognition and Neuroscience, Communication Disorders, and Human Development and Early Childhood Disorders. Doctoral training is provided in the professional doctorate in Audiology (Au.D.) and the Ph.D.ís in Cognition and Neuroscience, Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Psychological Sciences which replace the Ph.D. in Human Development and Communication Sciences. The School also offers a certificate program for graduate students with interests in Evaluation Research.


Master of Science in Applied Cognition and Neurosciences
Master of Science in Communication Disorders
Master of Science in Human Development and Early Childhood Disorders

Doctor of Audiology
Doctor of Philosophy in Cognition and Neuroscience*
Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Sciences and Disorders*
Doctor of Philosophy in Psychological Sciences*

Certificate in Evaluation Research

*Approval for these new Ph.D. programs was received too late for inclusion in the catalog. Please see the updated electronic catalog ( for specific coursework and degree requirements. In general, the requirements of the new Ph.D.ís parallel those of the 3 tracks of the Ph.D. program in Human Development and Communication Sciences.