Speech and Hearing Science (Auditory and Language Neuroscience), PhD

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Language is widely considered one of the most complex and uniquely human brain functions. With training in state-of-the-art research methods like neuroimaging and electrophysiology, you can be poised to make new discoveries regarding how the brain processes language and sound.

The auditory and language neuroscience concentration within the PhD program in speech and hearing science trains scholars in basic and applied research in the fields of auditory and language neuroscience. Students develop a strong foundation from which to conduct impactful neuroscience research related to healthy auditory and language abilities as well as the neural bases of communication disorders.

This program's faculty are in a unique position to provide this integrated training experience because of the program's focus on innovative approaches to the field of speech, language and hearing science. Faculty backgrounds include engineering, neuroscience and psychology in addition to world-class expertise in speech-language pathology and auditory neural prosthetics.

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Speech and Hearing Science (Auditory and Language Neuroscience), PhD

Plan of study

The Plan of study is the required curriculum to complete the program.

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GRE Waivers

GRE waivers for the PhD in speech and hearing science (auditory and language neuroscience) program can be requested. Our admissions committee takes a holistic approach to reviewing each applicant's background and relevant experience. To be considered for a GRE waiver, contact CHSgrad@asu.edu.

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 degree in a related field and do not wish to earn a clinical master's degree, or if they have earned a master's degree or equivalent in speech and hearing science, psychology, linguistics or a related discipline from a regionally accredited institution.

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 of undergraduate and graduate study
  3. application cover letter and personal statement
  4. GRE scores
  5. three letters of recommendation
  6. resume or curriculum vitae
  7. 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.

Typically, applicants have completed a master's or AuD degree or equivalent in speech and hearing science, psychology, linguistics or a related discipline. Applicants with a bachelor's degree in speech and hearing science, psychology, engineering or another related field, strong research interests, and a strong academic record also are considered.

Students should see the program website for application deadlines.

Professional letters of recommendation must be from three individuals who are familiar with the applicant's academic record and should contain contact information for the recommenders.

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