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Graduate Study

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Degree Requirements

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Graduate Catalog | 2005-2007
College of Communication

Communication Sciences and Disorders

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Master of Arts
Doctor of Audiology
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Doctor of Philosophy

Facilities for Graduate Work

Facilities include state-of-the-art laboratories in all major research areas in commmunication sciences and disorders. Two audio laboratories in the College of Communication Instructional Media Center are also available. The Speech and Hearing Center of the College of Communication provides a comprehensive facility for clinical training and research. Additional facilities include Information Technology Services and state and community institutions and agencies.

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Areas of Study

The graduate degree program in communication sciences and disorders provides training in speech/language pathology, audiology, deafness studies/education of the deaf, and speech and hearing science.

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Graduate Studies Committee

The following faculty members served on the Graduate Studies Committee in the spring semester 2004-2005.

Lisa M. Bedore
Mark E. Bernstein
Craig A. Champlin
Barbara L. Davis
Ronald B. Gillam
Joyce Harris
Swathi Kiran
Thomas P. Marquardt
Frederick N. Martin
Jan Moore
Elizabeth D. Pena
Harvey M. Sussman
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Admission Requirements

Applicants to the program must meet the requirements for admission to the Graduate School; however, satisfying these minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Each applicant's credentials are scrutinized by members of the faculty of the program. No single criterion, such as grade point average or GRE score, is given undue weight in the decision process; every attempt is made to assess the special strengths that the applicant might bring to the program.

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Degree Requirements

Students seeking professional certification in speech/language pathology, audiology, or education of the deaf must meet coursework and clinical requirements specific to the specialization or area of study. Information about certification requirements is available from the graduate adviser.

To be counted toward the degree, all coursework in the major must be at the graduate level. Individual study programs must be arranged in consultation with the graduate adviser.

Master of Arts

The Master of Arts provides graduate training in the following specializations.

Speech/Language Pathology
Students in speech/language pathology complete a set of core courses and clinical practicum experiences. Students may also choose from a set of electives based upon their specific interests.

Audiology
All students in audiology complete the same set of core courses and basic clinical practicum. Students may choose from a set of electives based upon their specific interests. The program of study is not designed to lead to professional certification. Students who are interested in professional certification in audiology should consider the Doctor of Audiology degree described below.

Deafness Studies/Education of the Deaf
The specialization in deafness studies/education of the deaf is inactive. Current information about its status is available from the graduate adviser.

Speech and Hearing Science
Students in speech and hearing science follow a broad, research-oriented program of study that is not designed to lead to professional certification. Additional information is available from the graduate adviser.

Doctor of Audiology

The Doctor of Audiology (AuD) provides academic and clinical education for those who plan to enter the profession of audiology. The degree program involves preparation for the diagnosis and nonmedical treatment of hearing and balance disorders; it is designed to prepare audiologists to meet the standards for Texas state licensure in audiology.

The program requires 121 semester hours of coursework and is designed to be completed in four years. All preprofessional students in audiology complete the same set of core courses and basic clinical practicum. Students may choose from a set of electives based upon their specific interests. Research experiences are part of the curriculum, but a dissertation is not required.

Doctor of Philosophy

The Doctor of Philosophy is a research degree; students can expect opportunities to work closely with the faculty on research and to participate in the publication of research findings. All students in this program are expected to achieve mastery of research design principles and methods appropriate to their program of study.

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For More Information

Campus address: Jesse H. Jones Communication Center (Academic) (CMA) A7.202, phone (512) 471-2385, fax (512) 471-2957; campus mail code: A1100

Mailing address: The University of Texas at Austin, Graduate Program, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, 1 University Station A1100, Austin TX 78712

E-mail: csdgrad@uts.cc.utexas.edu

URL: http://csd.utexas.edu/grad/index.html

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