PHD AUDIOLOGY AND SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY
For the past 50 years, the School of the Audiology and Speech Sciences has endeavored to advance knowledge of human communication, its disorders, and related areas by actively engaging in research, and by educating individuals to become audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and researchers. In its teaching and research programs, the School emphasizes both the importance of basic science to the understanding of communications disorders and the relevance of clinical data to theories of human communication.
The School offers the program leading to a Ph.D. with a professional specialty in one of the following areas: acquired language and cognitive communications disorders, bilingualism, developmental languages disorders, developmental phonetics and phonology, discourse analysis, dysphagia, electrophysiological and optoacoustic emissions diagnosis, hearing sciences, language acquisition, phonological and the phonetic disorders, psycholinguistics, speech perceptions, and speech understanding in the elderly.
WHAT MAKES THE PROGRAM UNIQUE?
The School of Audiology and Speech Sciences (SASS) in the Faculty of Medicine at UBC is the only Ph.D. program in British Columbia that offers doctoral education in the field of human communication, its disorders, and related areas.
SASS faculty are internationally renowned for their research. In addition to mentoring and training Ph.D. candidates, faculty members are regularly sought after to provide specific expertise. They often introduce cutting-edge techniques used by clinicians and institutions throughout B.C., across Canada, and around the world.
The School can provide the unique opportunity of completing the coursework and clinical training required for the certification as an audiologist or speech-language pathologist within the doctoral program of the studies. Currently, any prospective candidates considering this option must first apply to enter the Master of Science in either audiology or speech-language pathology. Students must meet all of the MSc admission requirements. Although the MSc application is not a formal application to the PhD program, prospective candidates interested in continuing into the PhD program should indicate this in their Statement of Interest.
The doctoral program is geared toward increasing the quality and quantity of research in the area of Speech-Language Pathology, Speech Sciences and Language Sciences. Several of the faculty of AIISH are recognized by the University of the Mysore as Ph.D. guides. The institute has state-of-the-art facilities in the terms of equipment, clientele and collaboration to undertake research in a wide range of areas under Speech and Language Sciences and Speech and Language Pathology.
Admission Eligibility for Junior Research Fellowship:
Students should have passed M.Sc. (Aud) / M.Sc. (Sp. & Hg.) / MASLP degree examination of the University of the Mysore or any other examination considered equivalent by the University of Mysore with a minimum of 55% (50% in the case of SC/ST) marks.
One year work or research experience after M.Sc. (Sp. and Hg.)/M.Sc. (Aud)/ MASLP.
Mode of Selection:
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DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR THE PH.D. (AUDIOLOGY) ADMISSION
NOTE:- Candidates are requested to note that their application will not be considered for admission if the above certificates are not enclosed with their applications.
PHD AUDIOLOGY: SYLLABUS
Syllabus of the Doctor of Philosophy as prescribed by various Universities and Colleges.
The Department encourages diversity among candidates to the program and plans of the study developed for individual students. Students come to the PhD program with various backgrounds including clinical or nonclinical education and experience. Some have worked in the fields of Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology and are returning for the PhD, while others pursue the PhD along with the clinical degree (either in sequence or concurrently).
Candidates in the PhD program work closely with their primary mentor, who is identified prior to admission to the program. Students are advised by the primary mentor along with several other faculty members whom the applicant selects to be on their program committee. Each individualized plan of the study includes coursework and a range of research experiences with the mentor and other Arizona faculty from the Department or related fields of study. Candidates engage in scholarly, publishable research endeavors throughout their course of study at the University of Arizona.
The aim of our Ph.D. program is to prepare doctoral students to become productive teacher-scholars within basic or applied areas related to the communication sciences and disorders. Prior to the dissertation, candidates complete two research projects, a teaching practicum and approximately two years of coursework both inside and outside the department, tailored to their individual needs and interests. The Ph.D. degree normally requires 72 graduate credit hours. A maximum of the 24 semester hours of graduate-level transfer credit (e.g., from the master's degree) may be applied toward the doctoral degree.
Typically, applicants enroll in 48 credit hours during the first two calendar years (Fall+Spring+Summer sessions) of the program. Following the first two years of the study, successful completion of the written and oral comprehensive examinations and approval of the dissertation prospectus allows the student to be admitted to candidacy for the Ph.D. degree. The remainder of the program is devoted to the dissertation.