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The Ph.D. program in Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences prepares students with a masters or clinical doctorate in a related field (e.g., Au.D., M.S. in SLP) for faculty and research positions in universities and other research facilities. The Ph.D. program consists of coursework in research methods and statistics, professional issues (teaching, grant-writing), and advanced topics in hearing, speech, and language sciences. Students are also expected to be continuously enrolled in ASL classes until they have successfully completed (or tested out of) PST 303.
Additional requirements include a qualifying examination, a supervised practicum in higher education teaching, a research internship leading to a pre-dissertation project, a candidacy examination, and a dissertation that addresses a critical question in hearing, speech, and language sciences. Students in the HSLS Ph.D. program have research opportunities within the department, as well as with other Gallaudet departments and affiliated programs in other universities and research sites.
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Admissions Procedures and Eligibility
Applicants for the Ph.D. in Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences must meet the requirements for graduate study at Gallaudet University and have a masters or clinical doctorate in a related field. Individuals from traditionally under-represented groups (deaf or hard of hearing and individuals from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups) are especially encouraged to apply.
Prospective students are encouraged to explore the research interests of faculty in our department. Visit the Graduate Admissions website for more information and to apply.
Deadline to apply for this program:
Preferred deadline for international applicants: January 15
Preferred deadline for domestic applicants: February 15
•Completed application (including application fee)
•Undergraduate and graduate transcripts, reflecting a GPA of 3.2 or higher and a master’s or clinical doctorate in audiology, speech-language pathology, or a related field
•Three letters of recommendation
Note: Excluding ASL from total credits
1 credit per semester until graduation
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