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Plan of Study for the Speech-Language Pathology Doctorate Program

All students complete an evidence-based course sequence and a capstone project of their own design. Remaining elective courses are taken within and outside of the department and are tailored to the student’s interests and career goals.

All plans of study are individualized to student interests and are created through collaboration between the student and the mentor. A minimum 33 credit hours are required to complete the program requirements.

Is this an online program? Are distance learning options available?
This is not an online degree program. A student's plan of study can be personalized, and some courses may be available online via distance learning. However, the majority of courses are held on campus.

Research Project Requirements

A dissertation is not required for this program. However, students will complete a capstone project.

Capstone projects may take a wide variety of forms, but most are long-term investigative projects relating to the student’s professional interests and with clinical applicability in the work setting. Capstone projects will be in written form, with a final presentation to the student’s committee.

The project must include a plan for dissemination to relevant audiences/readers.

Additional Clinical Experience

Because students enter this program with certification from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, admission requires no additional clinical experience.

However, students may choose to include additional clinical experiences as a part of their plan of study. Additionally, students may be asked to apply clinical methodologies discussed in course work in their professional settings, and subsequently report on the outcomes.

Last modified: Mar 19, 2020

The priority application deadline is December 10 for fall semester admission. Applications received after this date may be reviewed if space remains in the next class.

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