PhD in Disability Disciplines - SLP
The doctoral program in speech-language pathology, a specialization in the Disability Disciplines PhD Program in the Emma Eccles Jones School of Education and Human Services. The Disability Disciplines Doctoral Program offers a multidisciplinary doctoral degree that brings together faculty and students across disciplinary and departmental lines to explore interrelated aspects of disabilities.
- speech-language pathology
- special education
- rehabilitation counseling
- applied behavior analysis
- disability studies
All specializations balance a common core of multidisciplinary coursework and applied activities with a strong disciplinary focus. Thus, both faculty and students work within a multidisciplinary context without compromising their important disciplinary perspective, knowledge and skills.
The program is made up of a combination of coursework, a preliminary exam, internships, professional products and a dissertation. Students must pass a three-day preliminary exam that includes disciplinary knowledge, critique of a research manuscript and design of an experimental research study. In addition, students complete internships and professional products in eight areas critical for faculty in communication disorders and/or special education:
- conference presentation
- writing for publication
- systematic review of research literature
- grant writing
- college teaching
Explore detailed descriptions of these professional requirements and coursework.
Advisor: Michelle Wilson
Office: 151 Lillywhite Building
Phone: (435) 797-9271