Master's degree applicants who are interested in academic careers and who demonstrate potential for doctoral study in speech-language science may request consideration for admission to a special joint M.A.-Ph.D. program.
This program is for students who are certain they wish to pursue a Ph.D. and earn an M.A. degree along the way. Upon completion of the program, the student will have completed a master's degree in speech-language pathology as well as a doctorate.
This allows for maximum efficiency and permits the student to pursue research and clinical education 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 special admission to the joint M.A.-Ph.D. program, please provide a brief description of your interest in doctoral study within the body of your essay that accompanies your completed application materials.
For more information, go to the Joint M.A./Ph.D. Option website.