Communication Sciences And Disorders Ph.D.
Admission to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center requires the recommendation of the Department of Speech-Language and Hearing Sciences, as well as the approval of the Dean of the School of Allied Health Sciences. The objective 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, otoacoustic emissions, 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 and augmentative communication. For further information, please contact one of the program directors, as follows: