Communication Sciences and Disorders (PhD): Program Goals
- Demonstrate the breadth and depth of foundational communication science, including biological, etiological, theoretical, acoustic, physiological, cognitive and psychological bases of communication.
- Develop independent research skills through direct laboratory experiences that encompass planning and conducting research projects in the speech, language, and/or hearing sciences.
- Acquire and apply advanced knowledge and understanding of the communication sciences related to research, teaching, and scholarship.
- Apply research techniques that support evidence-based clinical application.
- Effectively disseminate discipline-related knowledge in oral and written modalities with the larger research and professional community.
- Understand and accommodate cultural or linguistic differences related to communication development or to perceptions and attitudes toward communication disorders, differences, or intervention.
- Exhibit attributes and abilities characteristic of competent researchers, including accountability, integrity, adaptability, leadership, and professionalism.