Communication Sciences And Disorders Ph.D.
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: