Doctor of Philosophy in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences


The PhD program in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences offers advanced study and research training in speech, language, and hearing. Research in the program concerns all aspects of human communication including studies of speech, language, and hearing in typical individuals and in those with disorders affecting communication.

Areas of doctoral study include the physiological, neurological and psychological aspects of communication and on identifying, treating and preventing developmental and acquired communication disorders.

Career Options

Graduates seek positions in academic, clinical and research settings.

Degree Program

The PhD in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences requires 75 semester credit hours minimum beyond the baccalaureate degree. For complete admission and degree requirements, view the Graduate Catalog at