Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program

The Doctor of Philosophy is the highest earned degree awarded by Purdue University, and students may enter the SLHS Ph.D. program with either a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree. The department offers Ph.D. opportunities in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, and individual faculty also supervise doctoral students in other interdisciplinary programs such as Integrative Neuroscience, Linguistics, and Biomedical Engineering. SLHS doctoral students begin participating in research activities from the first semester of the program, and required coursework is largely tailored to the needs of individual students.  Graduates from our Ph.D. program typically go on to pursue careers in academia. 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 Au.D.) 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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