Interim Chair: Kenneth J. Logan
Graduate Coordinators: Kenneth J. Logan and Jill Raney
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.
The Master of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders and the Doctor of Audiology degrees are accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
The Master of Arts (M.A.) Program offers comprehensive academic and clinical training 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 entry level knowledge and skills for obtaining employment in a variety of professional 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. (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 Jill Raney, Ph.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Ph.D. Program in Rehabilitation Sciences: Communication and Swallowing Sciences and Disorders (CSSD) concentration
focuses on the scientific investigation of all aspects of communication and swallowing disorders and their rehabilitation. This concentration includes a range of interdisciplinary, conceptually broad subfields, unified by the anatomical and neurophysiological structures they share. Students may focus on the mechanisms and rehabilitation of swallowing and the upper aerodigestive tract, and/or speech, language, and hearing sciences and disorders. The required courses in the concentration reflect broad conceptual frame underlying CSSD as well as the wide range of science being conducted by the Graduate Faculty from Departments and Institutes across the University of Florida. Students may choose from a variety of courses to fulfill their core requirements to create a unique program preparing them to do research in their field of interest.
For more information about the PhD in Rehabilitation Science: Concentration in Communication and Swallowing Sciences and Disorders, see the degree program website:https://rehabsci.phhp.ufl.edu/programs/course-requirements/communication-and-swallowing-sciences-and-disorders/