Speech-Language Pathology Doctorate
Main Campus (Union, NJ)
Fall Semester: May 15
- Advanced knowledge and skills to best prepare master clinicians, clinical instructors, clinical supervisors and clinical researchers;
- The opportunity to specialize in one or two areas within the discipline, unlike the generalist preparation of a master’s degree;
- Emphasis on evidence-based practice that will likely stimulate clinical research and improve clinical supervision training and skills;
- Parity with other professions. Rehabilitation team leaders increasingly hold doctoral degrees, e.g., DPT, DOT, DNP and AudD. Speech-language pathology is currently the only rehabilitation profession that does not require a clinical doctorate;
- Career advancement and leadership opportunities in both educational and medical settings. Such positions are most often held by individuals who hold doctoral degrees;
- Increased public and professional awareness, resulting from the title of “doctor,” reflecting the added value of advanced preparation in the discipline.
- A master’s degree in speech-language pathology or its equivalent from an accredited institution of higher education.
- The Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) issued by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
- A minimum grade point average for the master’s degree of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale. (If the last graduate course was taken more than ten years prior to application and the grade point average is below 3.2, employment history will be taken into account.)
- Curriculum Vitae
- Three letters of recommendation attesting to the candidate’s ability to handle post-master's-level course work, teaching, supervision and research. Preferably letters should be from current or previous employers or from last school attended, or both.
- Statement of goals and research career interests.
- Personal interview.
- 33 total credits
FOUNDATIONAL REQUIREMENTS- 6 CREDITS
|CDD 6298||Seminar in Research Design and Methodology||3 Credits|
|CDD 7110||Advanced Statistics I||3 Credits|
MAJOR CONTENT AREA* - 9 CREDITS
|CDD 7000||Advanced Topics Major Focus: Literature Review||3 Credits|
|CDD 7001||Advanced Topics Major Focus: Applications||3 Credits|
|CDD 7002||Advanced Topics Major Focus: Product||3 Credits|
MINOR CONTENT AREA*- 6 CREDITS
|CDD 7004||Advanced Topics Minor Focus: Literature Review||3 Credits|
|CDD 7005||Advanced Topics Minor Focus: Applications||3 Credits|
* Major and Minor content areas are selected from the following:
- Neurodevelopmental disorders/Autism
- Acquired language and communication disorders in Adults
- Child language disorders/bilingual studies
- Hearing impairment
- Motor disorders, dysphagia/dysarthria
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS- 9 CREDITS
|CDD 8000||Advanced Clinical Intervention||3 Credits|
|CDD 8001||Advanced Clinical Supervision||3 Credits|
|CDD 8002||Interprofessional Education Seminar||3 Credits|
ELECTIVE- 3 CREDITS
|5000 or higher||
Course must be from a related graduate program and receive approval from faculty advisor. Suggested areas of study are: Gerontology, Biometrics, Business Management, Healthcare Administration, and School Administration.
TOTAL OF 33 CREDITS TO COMPLETE PROGRAM
FOR INFORMATION REGARDING APPLICATION
|DR. MAHCHID NAMAZI, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
East Campus, Room 106B