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Ph.D. Program – Hearing Science or Speech-Language Science

Degree Requirements


  • A minimum of 100 semester hours of graduate work is necessary to complete the Ph.D. degree.
  • A grade of C (2.0) or better for any course is necessary for the course to count toward degree requirements.
  • Consistent with University policies, all doctoral students must maintain a B (3.0) or better grade point average on a continuing basis.
  • Passing of the preliminary examination, first-year project requirements, comprehensive examinations, annual evaluations, and all courses in the approved program of study, and successful proposal, defense and submission of the dissertation are required for the doctoral degree.

Application Procedures
To be considered for Ph.D. study, applicants must submit the following:



  • An Ohio University application form.
  • All past academic transcripts.
  • Three letters of recommendation (including at least one from the student's master's degree program, if applicable).
  • Official Score Report from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • A two- or three-page narrative detailing previous experience and long- and short-term career objectives.
  • International applicants must additionally submit an English proficiency score (TOEFL or IELTS) and a CD sample of spoken English.

Individual interviews with the Associate Director, the Coordinator of Ph.D. Studies and/or a potential faculty mentor in the student's intended area of study are required. In-person interviews and campus visitations are highly recommended and in some cases may be required. In extenuating cases upon approval by the Associate Director and Coordinator of Ph.D. Studies when a campus interview is not possible, a phone interview may be permitted in lieu of the on-campus interview.



Links & Downloads


Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Fact Sheet

Graduate Handbook

Application Information and Instructions

Maria Ivanova, PHD '09, is featured in
Ohio Today magazine (click image to read article).

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