SLHS Graduate Programs

PhD Program

The PhD program provides training for the next generation of scientists in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. Students receive world-class training from leading experts in outstanding research facilities. Coursework is geared towards helping students build their theoretical background and methodological proficiency. The program includes several major research-focused milestones that help students craft a professional portfolio that prepares them for teaching and research in academic settings. Students enjoy frequent faculty-student interactions, including laboratory rotations, research presentations by the faculty and invited speakers, and professional development workshops, as they work closely with their research advisor on a series of projects culminating in a dissertation. Application Information.

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AuD Program

The AuD program provides students with a solid foundation in the science of audition and the skills to conduct and promote evidence-based clinical practice in a culturally sensitive manner, across the life span in a wide variety of clinical settings, through a combination of academic and clinical education and research participation. AuD students receive a clinical education encompassing the full range of current audiology scope of practice at the Purdue University M.D. Steer Audiology Clinic, educational audiology placements, and other nearby audiology clinics.  Graduates typically go on to pursue careers as clinical audiologists in hospitals, schools, private practice, or industry.

The Doctoral of Audiology (AuD) education program in Audiology at Purdue University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. Application Information.

MS-SLP Program

The clinical MS program in Speech-Language Pathology at Purdue is designed so that graduates can meet all academic, clinical certification, licensure, and credentialing requirements of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), the Indiana Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board (ISLPAB), and the Indiana Department of Education Communication Disorders License. Graduates typically go on to pursue careers as clinical speech-language pathologists in schools, hospitals, and private practice.

The Master of Science (MS) education program in speech-language pathology at Purdue University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. Application Information.

Dual Track Degree Programs

Commensurate with our emphasis on conducting original research and applying research findings in the service of evidence-based practice, eligible students have the option to pursue a combined clinical and research degree program. Typically, students will first apply to and begin coursework in the appropriate clinical program (MS-SLP or AuD) while simultaneously beginning to participate in research. Completion of the clinical degree typically precedes advancement to candidacy in the doctoral program, but a proportion of required hours of clinical supervision within the clinical degree may be satisfied through appropriately supervised research activities. Application Information.


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