Ph.D. Degree

Use your Graduate Academic Bulletin

Students pursuing a graduate degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences should use the University Graduate School Academic Bulletin.

Official requirements for our Ph.D. degree can be found by clicking on the Bulletin below:

Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences University Graduate School Academic Bulletin


For official degree requirements, you must consult with the Graduate School Bulletin. The information below is not the official record.

  • S681: First Year Research. Collaborative research with Ph.D. advisor. Students must give a short oral presentation to the department for satisfactory completion of this course.
  • S682: Second Year Research Project. Students engage in a semi-independent research project in their major area of focus. Students must present at a departmental colloquium to meet course requirements.
  • S683: Research Forum in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences. Research presentations by students, faculty in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, and guest speakers. Normally taken each semester by doctoral students in Speech and Hearing Sciences without credit but may be taken for two consecutive semesters for 1 credit hour per semester and two semesters for 0 credit hours.
  • S685: Research and Ethics in Speech Language and Hearing Sciences. Selected topics in research design, analysis, and reporting (articles and talks); ethics; and preparation of grant proposals, as appropriate to speech, language and hearing sciences, and disorders.
  • S674: Speech, Language and Hearing Science Seminar. This course will rotate topics through speech, language, and hearing. Students are required to take one course on each topic.
  • S702: Instrumentation in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences. Introduction to current methodology used in investigations of speech, language and hearing sciences.

For a complete listing of courses offered in the department, see the online Graduate Bulletin for the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences.

In addition, many of the courses offered for the professional master’s degree are taken by doctoral students in order to broaden knowledge beyond their primary field of study. Doctoral students often take courses offered by other departments as well, especially in Cognitive Science, Neural Science, Psychological and Brain Sciences, Linguistics, and Physics.