If you have a master’s degree, you must complete:

  • A minimum of 48 credits in graduate-level coursework (700 level or above)
  • A directed research project, qualifying project, and dissertation
  • Twelve credits of coursework below the 700 level may be allowed with the approval of the student’s doctoral planning committee.

All candidates for the doctoral degree must demonstrate both content area expertise and basic research skills.

Note: Students entering post-baccalaureate who are interested in speech-language studies and in obtaining clinical certification are eligible for the combined MS/PhD program in Speech-Language Pathology.

Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirements

  • You must achieve an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • No more than 8 credits of C or C+ work will be accepted toward the degree. The acceptability of any C or C+ work in required courses is subject to program faculty approval.
  • Continued matriculation in the doctoral program is contingent upon the maintenance of the minimum 3.0 grade point average.

Practicum Requirements (if applicable)

  • You must receive a practicum grade of B– or better for 350 clock hours of practicum in order to apply those hours toward ASHA certification. Clinical practicum hours receiving a grade below this level must be repeated and any subsequent repetition is subject to program faculty approval.
  • As mandated by ASHA, a grade of B or better is required in practicum beyond the first 350 clock hours for those course credits to count toward the MS or doctoral degree requirements.