Oct 19, 2018  
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 

Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences Department

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Interim Chair (2014-2015): Colleen Le Prell
Interim Chair (2013-2014): Scott K. Griffiths
Graduate Coordinators: Kenneth J. Logan and Alice Holmes

Complete faculty listing by department: Follow this link.

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 Graduate Degrees  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 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 Alice Holmes, Ph.D. (aholmes@ufl.edu).

The Ph.D. Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders provides a state-of-the-art education in research practices in speech-language pathology and audiology with a strong interdisciplinary focus. Our goal is to prepare the next generation of researchers who are specialized in basic and/or applied science that relates to a range of speech, language, hearing, and swallowing functions. The program is designed to develop researchers who are skilled at independently designing and conducting original research that adds 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 and special education. For more information, contact Lori Altmann, Ph.D. (laltmann@ufl.edu).

The Master of Arts (M.A.) Program offers comprehensive academic training and clinical experience for students who are interested in a career in speech-language pathology. The five-semester program culminates in the completion of either a clinical externship or a Master’s thesis, and it provides graduates with a solid foundation for obtaining employment in a variety of work settings. Students have the opportunity to complete clinical practica at sites within the University of Florida’s Health Science Center and at other medical, rehabilitative, and educational facilities on or near the campus. These sites allow students to gain experience with providing clinical services to a range of patient populations.

Applicants to the Master’s program must demonstrate successful completion of pre-requisite coursework in both normal bases of communication and introductory concepts in communication disorders. Additional information about these pre-requisites is available on the Department website. Graduates of the program are eligible for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association as well as state licensure in speech-language pathology. For more information, contact Kenneth J. Logan, Ph.D.  (klogan@ufl.edu).

The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences is committed to providing its students with a high-quality educational experience that will prepare them for rewarding employment in the areas of speech-language pathology and audiology, as well as an eagerness for life-long learning and professional development. The department strives to enroll a diverse group of students who possess both high ethical standards and strong academic skills. 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.

For more information, please see the program pages below and our website: http://slhs.phhp.ufl.edu.


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