Combined MA-PhD Program
Combined M.A. Ph.D. Program
Master's degree applicants who are interested in academic careers and who demonstrate potential for doctoral study may request consideration for admission to a special M.A. Ph.D. combined arrangement. This program is for students who are certain they wish to pursue a Ph.D. and receive a M.A. degree along the way. Upon completion of the program, the student will have completed a master’s degree in speech-language pathology and a doctorate of philosophy in speech language science. This allows for maximum efficiency overall, and permits the student to pursue research and clinical training simultaneously, rather than sequentially. The purpose of this program is to nurture and guide students with excellent potential while integrating master’s and doctoral coursework, research, and clinical experiences.
If you would like to be considered for the special admission to the Combined M.A. Ph.D. program, please tell us so and provide a brief description of your interest in doctoral study within the body of your essay that accompanies your completed application materials.