Communication Sciences and Disorders Program Information
The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences offers programs leading to the Doctor of Philosophy and the Master of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders. The official minimum requirements for these degrees are available in the Graduate Degrees section of this catalog.
The primary goal of the Ph.D. program is to educate students as researchers with a focus on interdisciplinary studies. Doctoral students typically engage in study and research within several departments or programs, including biomedical engineering, dentistry, gerontology, linguistics, medicine, psychology, and special education. Coursework is designed to develop expertise in various aspects of research so that students can ultimately conduct independent and original research programs which add to the body of knowledge in basic and applied communication sciences and disorders. The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences is committed to recruiting, admitting, supporting, graduating, and helping to place students with the highest ethical and academic qualities.
The Master of Arts program at the University of Florida offers students a comprehensive learning experience – one that combines active classroom-based learning with an assortment of innovative “hands on” learning opportunities at the many clinical sites available on or near the University of Florida campus. Graduates of our program can expect to develop the knowledge and skills that are needed to deliver evidence-based clinical services to a wide range of populations in a variety of clinical settings. The Masters program is primarily oriented toward developing students’ clinical competence; however, our students also have access to a range of opportunities for developing skills in basic and applied research. Students who elect to enter the “thesis track” of the program conduct original research in laboratory and real-world settings under the mentorship of faculty who are widely recognized for their research contributions.
For more information, please see our website: http://slhs.phhp.ufl.edu/academics.