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Ph.D. in Applied Language and Speech Sciences

This doctoral program is designed to produce research professors for colleges and universities and/or researchers for schools, clinics, and hospitals. The program studies communication processes, language use and acquisition, communication disorders, and related areas. Applicants will normally hold the M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology and the CCC-SLP, but individuals with master's degrees in related areas and exceptional students with bachelor's degrees are welcomed.

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For information about application materials, GRE score expectations, and more, visit the Graduate School's application information page.

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Additional Application Materials

In addition to the general Graduate School application materials, you must also submit:

  • Letter of Intent (Identify a Mentor)
  • Writing Sample
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Official GRE scores

Application Deadlines

Priority Deadline

  • Fall: February 1
  • Spring: September 1

Application Deadline

  • Fall: April 1
  • Spring: November 1


Dr. Ryan Nelson
Phone: 337-482-6726
Burke-Hawthorne Hall, 246

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