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Our Program

Rajinder Koul; Department Chair

The objective of the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is to prepare students for careers in research and teaching. Admission to the program is competitive and typically made each spring for the following fall semester. The Department awards teaching and research assistantships on a competitive basis. Applicants for the Ph.D. program may specialize in audiology, speech-language pathology or the communication sciences. Doctoral students in audiology may pursue research in electrophysiology, psychoacoustics, auditory physiology, cochlear implants, selective attention, hearing science, amplification, pediatric audiology, and balance function. Doctoral students who are interested in specializing in speech-language pathology may pursue research in phonology, speech perception, bilingualism, developmental disabilities, neurogenic communication disorders, child language, and augmentative communication. For further information, please contact one of the program directors, as follows: