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Doctoral Degree

Program Overview

The purpose of the SLP.D. program is to improve the lives of patients with communication difficulties and their families by augmenting the professional and leadership skills of practitioners whose work is devoted to improved quality of service in the field of speech-language pathology. The postmaster’s degree program is designed for the working professional; hence, academic course work is offered in weekend and intensive summer instruction formats. Alternative formats, including ongoing electronic communication and technologies, are used to offset the effects of geographic remoteness and to ensure the availability of continual contact among faculty members and students.

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STUDY AREAS

Course ID

Course Title

Credits

Orientation

DSO 8000

Doctoral Studies Orientation (DSO)

0

Research Core Courses

ARO 8711

Research Design & Methods

3

ARO 8712

Statistical Methods

3

ARO 8713

Program Evaluation & Policy Analysis

3

ARO 87 00

ELECTIVE- ARO 8714, ARO 8715 OR ARO 8716

3

Total Credits

12

Speech-Language Pathology Courses

CSD 7000

Technology and Instrumentation in Communication Sciences

1

CSD 7030

Gerontology

2

CSD 7040

Supervision

3

CSD 7060

Genetics

2

CSD 7070

Pharmacology

2

CSD 7075

Counseling

2

CSD 7080

Business Management & Leadership

2

SLPD 7200

Neuroscience/Neuropsychology and Communication

3

SLPD 7210

Advanced Seminar in Pediatric Development

3

SLPD 7220

Advanced Seminar in Voice and Swallowing

3

SLPD 7250

Advanced Seminar in Augmentative and Alternative Comm. (AAC)

3

Total Credits

26

Doctoral Applied Dissertation

ARO 8766

Applied Dissertation Seminar 1: Concept Paper

2

ARO 8767

Applied Dissertation Seminar 2: Proposal

5

ARO 8768

Applied Dissertation Seminar 3: Dissertation

5

ARO 8769

Continuing Dissertation Services

0

Total Credits

12

Total Study Area Credits

50

The Speech-Language and Communication Disorders is not a Ph.D. degree. It is a professional doctoral degree or the equivalent to an “earned” degree.

Degree and Program Completion Requirements

Students must fulfill the following graduation requirements.

  • Attend Doctoral Student Orientation at NSU
  • Attend Summer Conference within the first year of admission into the program (required for all students entering as of fall 2004).
  • Attend and pass all core courses (26 credits)
  • Attend and pass all research courses (12 credits)
  • Successfully complete:
    • The applied dissertation seminar 1: concept paper (2 credits)
    • The applied dissertation seminar 2: proposal (5 credits)
    • The applied dissertation seminar 3: report (5 credits)
  • Be current in all tuition, fees, and miscellaneous charges (including books).

Total requirements: 50 credit hours (all requirements must be completed within five years from the date of the beginning of the term of entry).

Commencement Ceremony Requirements

Students must satisfy all NSU, FSEHS and Program requirements including degree conferral prior to June 1st of the same year in order to participate in commencement ceremony. For additional information about Commencement please go to http://www.schoolofed.nova.edu/commencement/