Special Departmental Requirements
Master of Arts Degree
Master of Arts for Teachers Degree
Doctor of Philosophy Degree
College of Arts and Sciences
Professor Larry Humes
Jean Anderson (Emerita), Moya Andrews, Phil Connell, Mary Elbert (Emerita), Aubrey Epstein (Emeritus), Judith Gierut, Larry Humes, Diane Kewley-Port, Robert Milisen (Emeritus), Rita Naremore, Kennon Shank (Emeritus), Charles Watson (Emeritus)
Barbara Fazio, Karen Forrest, Nicholas Hipskind
Raquel Teresa Anderson,* Laura Murray*
Daniel Dinnsen (Linguistics), Steven Franks (Linguistics), Donald Robinson (Emeritus, Psychology), Charles Schmidt (Music)
Masterís Program-Speech-Language Pathology: Professor Rita Naremore, Speech and Hearing Center C185, (812) 855-2724
Masterís Program-Audiology: Professor Larry Humes, Speech and Hearing Center C193, (812) 855-3507
Ph.D. Program: Dr. Gary Kidd, Speech and Hearing Center C136, (812) 855-8105.
Master of Arts, Master of Arts for Teachers, and Doctor of Philosophy
Areas of Specialization
Speech, language, and hearing sciences, speech-language pathology, audiology. Specific course requirements for these specializations are listed in the Student Handbook, which is available in the departmental office, Speech and Hearing Center C100.
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Special Departmental Requirements
(See also general University Graduate School requirements.)
Undergraduate major in speech and hearing sciences or other evidence of adequate background for one or more areas of specialization. Deficiencies may be removed by course work or special examination. Graduate Record Examination General Test required.
All graduate students must maintain at least a 3.0 (B) grade point average. Failure to do so for two semesters may result in dismissal from the program.
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Master of Arts Degree
A minimum of 36 credit hours, of which 15 must be in courses numbered 500 and above; maximum of 6 credit hours in S780.
Students who wish to earn the M.A. degree and who do not choose to write a thesis are required to complete at least 6 credit hours of course work in a minor area. Such courses must be selected in consultation with a sponsoring faculty member and must be approved by the faculty before the studentís enrollment in them. The courses should focus on a single content area, enhance the studentís professional preparation, and lie beyond the scope or level of courses specifically required for the M.A. degree. Courses taken in fulfillment of the minor area requirement must be passed with at least a grade of B.
For students who wish to obtain clinical certification, satisfactory clinical performance is an integral part of the masterís program. Such students must be registered in a practicum (S561, S570, S563, or school practicum) each semester following the completion of S461. Such students must also complete at least three semesters of practicum with grades of B (3.0) or higher in order for the department to approve the studentís application for certification as an audiologist or speech-language pathologist with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Students should contact Dr. Elizabeth McCrea for all matters related to clinical certification by the national association.
Students who want the M.A. in speech and hearing sciences must present a thesis or complete a minor as described above. Procedures to be followed when writing a thesis can be found in the departmentís Masterís Student Handbook.
A written comprehensive examination is required of all students who do not write a thesis.
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Master of Arts for Teachers Degree
The M.A.T. degree is available; interested students should consult a departmental advisor.
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Doctor of Philosophy Degree
At least 90 credit hours, including advanced (postbaccalaureate) course work and dissertation. A student must select, in consultation with the advisor, one major area in the department and at least one minor area outside the department. Requirements and examination procedures for the outside minor are determined by the appropriate representative of the minor department or program.
Any student admitted to the doctoral program must complete a first-year, second-year, and dissertation research project. See the departmentís Doctoral Student Handbook for procedural details; in no way, however, does this handbook substitute for the University Graduate School Bulletin.
Candidates must demonstrate proficiency in a research skill before being admitted to candidacy. Each course must be passed with a grade of B (3.0) or higher to satisfy the proficiency requirement. (1) The studentís academic program must include a minimum of 6 credit hours in experimental design and statistics (500 level or above) or the equivalent. (2) No more than 12 credit hours of the course work taken to satisfy this requirement may count as part of the 90 credit hour minimum required for degree completion.
No course with a grade below B (3.0) may be counted toward degree requirements.
Each student will be assigned an advisory committee consisting of four members. The majority of the members must be members of the graduate faculty. The advisory committee shall approve the studentís program of study and advise the student until successful completion of the qualifying examination.
Guidelines suggest that the student must complete successfully a series of written exams ranging from a conventional timed examination to a research paper composed over a period of several weeks. Examination in the outside minor area is at the discretion of the minor-field representative. Information about specific examination formats is available in the Doctoral Student Handbook.
The advisory committee, in conference with the student, will determine for whom the student will write and the exam format. Persons preparing questions will read the answers and pass or fail the student. Students will be informed of the results in writing by the chairperson of the advisory committee within three weeks. Procedures for rewriting a part or all of the qualifying examination are left to the discretion of the advisory committee. Qualifying examinations may be rewritten once only. Oral examination is also required.
Ph.D. Minor in Speech and Hearing Science
Students wishing a minor in speech and hearing sciences must have an advisor from the department. The advisor will approve the studentís program of course work in the minor and will serve on the studentís advisory committee, research committee, or both. The student is required to complete at least 12 credit hours of graduate course work in the minor department with a grade of B or higher. A written qualifying examination is not required, but will be administered at the request of the major department.
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S580 Introduction to Graduate Study and Research (1 cr.) Bibliographical resources, methods of research, and professional writing.
S680 Independent Study (1-6 cr.)*
S780 M.A. Thesis (1-6 cr.)*
S880 Ph.D. Thesis (1-6 cr.)*
Speech and Hearing Sciences
S461 Introduction to Supervised Clinical Practice (2 cr.)
S474 Introduction to Audiological Testing (3 cr.)
S475 Advanced Audiological Testing (3 cr.)
S477 Auditory Disorders (3 cr.)
S478 Teaching the Hearing Handicapped (3 cr.)
S501 Neural Bases of Speech and Language (3 cr.) Neuroanatomy of central and peripheral brain structures mapped to vocal tract structures; sensory and motor physiology; theories of motor control; neural control of vocalization and upper airway during propositional and nonpropositional speech; localization of receptive and expressive language brain areas, neuropathology and pathophysiology of central and peripheral nervous system lesions.
S502 Acoustic Phonetics (2 cr.) P: S302 or L541. Examines speech perception and the acoustics of speech production in normally developing or speech-language disordered populations. A brief overview of speech acoustics and speech perception in normal adults will be included. Laboratory experiences.
S510 Supervision in Speech Pathology and Audiology (3 cr.) P: consent of instructor. Study of the supervisory process as it relates to speech pathology and audiology.
S515 Topical Seminar in Speech Pathology (1-6 cr.) Topics of current interest; literature on fundamental behavior related to speech.
S519 Mathematical Foundation for Speech and Hearing Sciences (2-3 cr.) Provides mathematical background for core graduate courses in speech and hearing sciences. Covers analysis and generation of periodic and aperiodic acoustic signals and decision theory. Focuses on interactive, project oriented modules.
S520 Theoretical Bases for Phonological Disorders (3 cr.) P: S420. Theoretical bases for the evaluation of abnormal articulation. Advanced approaches to management. Experimental evidence and areas for further research.
S522 Digital Signal Processing (3 cr.) P: one semester of calculus, one course in computer programming. Introduction to digital signal processing for students with a limited background in mathematics. Examines several standard applications in speech processing including LPC. Covers complex numbers, z-transforms, and filter design. Lab experiences with DSP software included.
S532 Early Communicative Development: Intervention Issues (2 cr.) Provides basic information concerning infant and toddler communicative development, conditions which place infants at risk for speech and language disorders, and assessment and intervention procedures within various models of service delivery.
S534 Language Development in School Age Children (3 cr.) R: S333. Survey of theoretical perspectives and research findings related to language development in children aged 5 through 12. Particular attention to relationships between oral language skills, reading, and writing. Consideration of language and context, including differences between language demands of home and school.
S535 Academically Based Language Intervention with School-Age Children (2 cr.) P: S534. R: at least one semester of S561. Explores issues involved in an academically based language intervention program with a focus on the childís need to use language to learn and to develop literacy. Setting goals for intervention and developing intervention plans will be discussed in the context of a collaborative model using a curriculum-based approach.
S536 Language Diversity and Clinical Practice (2 cr.) Examines the effects on current clinical practice in speech-language pathology of the linked issues of racial, cultural, and linguistic diversity. Both assessment and intervention issues will be considered.
S537 Diagnosis and Management of Adult Aphasia (3 cr.) P: S501. In-depth study of diagnosis and management of adult aphasia and related disorders. Recommended procedures for evaluation and treatment of aphasics, including practicum and experience.
S538 Language Development in Atypical Populations: Learning Disabilities, Autism, and Mental Retardation (3 cr.) P: S333 and S436 or consent of instructor. An introduction to three clinical populations likely to have difficulties with language learning. Aspects of perceptual, cognitive, and social growth as they influence language acquisition; patterns of language development and use; issues related to intervention.
S540 Voice Disorders (3 cr.) P: S444 or consent of instructor. Normal and abnormal voice production; diagnosis and management of voice problems. Emphasis will be on clinical intervention strategies for a wide variety of organic and functional voice disorders.
S541 Aerodigestive Tract Disorders (3 cr.) Aerodigestive tract dynamics and disorders including assessment and treatment. Rehabilitation options associated with tracheostomy, laryngectomy, and dysphagia.
S542 Care of the Professional Voice (3 cr.) Physiological, psychosocial, and occupational aspects of professional voice use. A multi-disciplinary perspective on research and practice in the areas of otolaryngology, social psychology, vocal pedagogy, voice science, and communication disorders. Examines historical and current approaches to preventing, assessing, and treating voice breakdown in singers and other professional voice users.
S545 Adult Cognitive-Communication Disorders (2 cr.) Issues in communication and cognitive disorders resulting from right-hemisphere brain damage and dementia. Discussion will include the relation between the nature and locus of brain lesion and the type and severity of communication and cognitive disorders, and assessment and treatment issues.
S550 Stuttering (2 cr.) P: S444. Theories of the nature and causes of stuttering, with emphasis on learning theories and physiological processes; evaluation techniques for children and adults; approaches to clinical management; techniques of parent and family counseling.
S555 Motor Speech Disorders (3 cr.) P: S201, S501. Disorders of speech motor programming (dyspraxia) and speech production (dysarthria) resulting from damage to primary motor, sensory, or sensorimotor pathways in the central and/or peripheral nervous system are considered at auditory-perceptual, acoustic, and physiologic levels. Assessment and management of motor speech disorders.
S560 Craniofacial Anomalies (2 cr.) P: S201. Orofacial clefts and other genetically-based craniofacial disorders are considered in relation to speech production and swallowing. Assessment protocols include auditory-perceptual evaluation, vocal tract imaging (nasendoscopy and fluoroscopy), and speech aerodynamics. Introduction to therapy procedures.
S561 Practicum (1-3 cr.; maximum 4 cr. toward degree) P: S461. Supervised clinical methods for advanced students. Diagnosis, organization, and administration of therapy.
S562 Practicum in Supervision (1 cr.) P: S510, S561. Practicum in the supervision of clinical practice in speech-language pathology and audiology.
S563 Externship in Speech-Language-Hearing Services (1-3 cr.) P: S561 or S570. Intensive participation in the clinical activities of community agencies, hospitals, or other service providers. Available only to advanced students in clinical program.
S570 Practicum in Audiology (1-3 cr.; maximum 4 cr. toward degree) P: consent of instructor. Supervised clinical work in diagnostic and rehabilitative clinical audiology.
S571 Auditory Anatomy and Physiology (3 cr.) Structure and function of the mammalian auditory system, including aspects of both cellular and systems physiology.
S572 Clinical Electrophysiology (2 cr.) Focuses on current applications of electrophysiologic testing, including auditory evoked potentials, otoacoustic emissions, and electronystatgmography. Will address role of each of these test procedures in the diagnostic audiologic test battery.
S573 Laboratory in Amplification (1 cr.) Laboratory exercises in hearing aid selection, fitting and evaluation; earmold acoustics; hearing aid construction; and electroacoustic evaluation of instruments. To be taken concurrently with S576.
S574 Medical Audiology (3 cr.) P: consent of instructor. Survey of the medical aspects of audiology pertaining to pathologies encountered in medical environments with emphasis on specific etiologies.
S576 Amplification for the Hearing Impaired (3 cr.) Types and components of electroacoustic hearing aids, earmold acoustics, and procedures for the selection, evaluation, and fitting of hearing aids.
S577 Industrial Audiology (2 cr.) P: consent of instructor. The role of audiology, emphasizing identification audiometry, damage-risk criteria, measurement and control of noise, conservation procedures, and medico-legal problems.
S578 Audiological Instrumentation and Calibration (3 cr.) Fundamentals of acoustics and acoustical measurements including waveform measurements, spectral analysis, and noise analysis. Calibration techniques and standards for clinical audiology are also reviewed.
S579 Children With Hearing Loss (3 cr.) P: consent of instructor. Introduction to the assessment of communication skills in children with hearing loss. Topics covered include early identification of hearing loss, assessment of hearing in very young children, speech and language development in children with hearing loss, and management strategies for hearing-impaired children.
S601 Experimental Phonetics II (3 cr.) P: consent of instructor. Speech acoustics. Examination of theories of vocal-tract transmission through a historical perspective. Consideration of literature in acoustic phonetics, with emphasis on research that models speech acoustics relative to articulatory configuration. Laboratory experiences.
S674 Advanced Seminar in Audiology (1-3 cr.) Intended for Ph.D. students. Various topics in clinical and experimental aspects of audiology. Content varies each semester.
S678 Introduction to Psychoacoustics (3 cr.) Perception of sound by normal and hearing-impaired listeners. Topics covered include masking, pitch, loudness, and other auditory phenomena.
S683 Research Forum in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (0-1 cr.) Research presentations by students, faculty in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, and guest speakers. Normally taken each semester by students in Speech and Hearing Sciences without credit, but may be taken once for one credit hour.
S685 Research in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (3 cr.) Selected topics in research design, analysis, and reporting (articles and talks); ethics; and preparation of grant proposals, as appropriate to speech, language and hearing sciences, and disorders.
S686 Physiological Research in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (3 cr.) Course topics vary according to student interests, including: neuroscience research in speech, language, cognition, and hearing; imaging; videostroboscopy; and motor control. Lab components to include instrumentation for EMG, biomechanics, and evoked potentials.
S696 Language Research in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (3 cr.) Topics vary according to student interests, including advances in linguistic theory, language and phonological acquisition theory, neurolinguistics, language intervention, etiological research, cognition and language (including memory and attention) and reading and language. Lab components include computer software for both linguistic analyses and experimental presentation.
S702 Acoustic Research in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (3 cr.) Course topics vary according to student interests including speech production and perception in hearing impaired populations, language development, adult neurogenic speech and language disorders, voice analysis, and speech perception. Lab components to include digital recording, acoustic analysis, and speech synthesis.
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