A world-class institute of changemakers in the deaf and signing community.
Since 1864, we have been investing in and creating resources for deaf and hard of hearing children, their families, and the professionals who work with them.
Over 50 degree programs, with online and continuing education for personal and professional development.
Innovating solutions to break down barriers, and using science to prove what does and doesn’t work.
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HSLS Coordinator:Dr. Karen Garrido-Nag, Ph.D.
Au.D. Program Director:Dr. Chizuko Tamaki, Au.D., Ph.D.
Speech-Language Pathology Program Director:Dr. James McCann, Ph.D.
Ph.D. Program Director:Dr. Kara Hawthorne, Ph.D.
Contact:Ms. Daun Duvall
Sorenson Language and Communication Center (SLCC) 3110
(202) 568-8766 (videophone)(202) 651-5327 (voice)(202) 448-7144 (fax)
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 comprehensive 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.
We have recently changed our curriculum, and these changes are not yet reflected in the Gallaudet course
catalog. Up-to-date information can be found here.
If you have questions, contact us as firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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