We offer a number of clinical and research graduate programs in our Department.
Clinical Degree Programs
Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech-Language Pathology
Master of Science (M.S.) in Medical Speech-Language Pathology
Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.)
The rigorous academic coursework and rich clinical experiences in our clinical degree programs prepare our graduate students to meet ASHA clinical certification standards and Washington State licensure and professional certification requirements. A master's degree is the entry level degree for practicing as a speech-language pathologist, and our graduate students complete a two year (8 quarter) course of study. A clinical doctorate degree is the entry level degree for practicing as an audiologist, and our graduate students complete a four year (15 quarter) course of study.
Research Degree Program
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Our innovative doctoral program is organized around an apprenticeship model and gives students the background and skills necessary to advance and disseminate knowledge. A doctoral degree is the entry level degree for speech and hearing sciences researchers and scholars and our students typically complete a four to five year course of study.
Concurrent Degree Program
Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) / Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
For those students interested in obtaining a clinical and research doctorate from our Department, we offer a concurrent program. Students who enroll in this concurrent degree program complete all of the traditional, rigorous requirements of a research-based doctorate while also obtaining the education and training necessary for clinical certification in Audiology through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The length of the program varies by student.