Admission requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the College of Health Solutions.

Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree, in any field, from a regionally accredited college or university.

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

All applicants must submit:

  1. graduate admission application and application fee
  2. official transcripts
  3. three letters of recommendation
  4. letter of intent or written statement
  5. professional resume
  6. proof of English proficiency

Additional Application Information
An applicant whose native language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency regardless of current residency.

In the letter of intent or written statement, applicants should indicate potential research mentors with whom they are interested in working. Letters of recommendation preferably are written by instructors, research mentors or clinical supervisors who can speak to the applicant's aptitude for research and master's-level coursework.

Degree requirements

31 credit hours including a thesis, or
31 credit hours including an applied project course (SHS 593)

Required Core (6 credit hours)
SHS 541 Data Analysis in Auditory and Language Neuroscience (3)
SHS 542 Applied Research Methods in Auditory and Language Neuroscience (3)

Restricted Electives (12 credit hours)

Research (6 credit hours)
SHS 592 Research (6)

Other Requirement (1 credit hour)
SHS 590 Reading and Conference (1)

Culminating Experience (6 credit hours)
SHS 593 Applied Project (6) or
SHS 599 Thesis (6)

Additional Curriculum Information
For restricted electives, students should see the academic unit for an approved course list.