Chair: C. M. Sapienza
Graduate Coordinators: S.K. Griffiths and B. P. Vinson
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Graduate programs in the Department lead to Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in communication sciences and disorders and to the Doctor of Audiology degree.
Requirements for these degrees are given in the General Information section of this catalog.
Graduate specializations and programs in speech-language pathology and audiology are accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation/American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
The Ph.D. Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders provides a state-of-the-art education in research practices in speech pathology and audiology with a strong interdisciplinary focus. Our goal is to prepare the next generation of basic science and applied researchers to independently design and conduct original research to add to the body of knowledge in the field. Students are individually mentored and pursue individually designed programs of study tailored to their interests and needs, which incorporate training in appropriate adjunct fields such as engineering, dentistry, gerontology, linguistics, psychology, medicine or special education. For more information, contact Dr. Lori Altmann (email@example.com).
The Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) Program in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences is a four-year graduate degree. Graduate students take course work in theoretical and applied audiologic sciences and research. There are no specific undergraduate courses required for admission to the Au.D. degree program, although applicants with a strong science background are encouraged to apply. Graduates of this program are eligible for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) administered by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Board Certification in Audiology administered by the American Academy of Audiology, and for state licensure in audiology. For more information, contact Dr. Scott Griffiths (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Master’s of Arts in Speech Language Pathology offers comprehensive academic training and clinical experience in a wide variety of settings. The five-semester program provides graduates with a solid foundation for a career in speech-language pathology and culminates in the completion of either a clinical internship or a Master’s thesis. A unique feature of the University of Florida clinical programs is the diversity of clinical populations to whom the students are exposed. Students obtain clinical experience sites within the University of Florida’s Health Science Center and other medical, rehabilitative, and educational facilities within and near the Gainesville community.
Entering students missing specific coursework will fulfill basic prerequisites during the first year of graduate work, extending the program to 7 or 8 semesters. Graduates of this program are eligible for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Pathology (CCC-SLP) administered by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and state licensure in speech pathology. For more information, contact Ms. Betsy Vinson (email@example.com).
The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences is committed to recruiting, admitting, educating, graduating, and helping to place a diverse group of students with the highest ethical and academic qualities. The application deadlines are January 15 for fall admission to the Ph.D. program, and February 1 for fall admission to the Master’s and Au.D. programs.