Jump to navigation. The PhD is a research degree. Our PhD students also take courses, which give them the foundation on which to build their research programs. However, the overriding goal of the PhD program is to show students how to conduct outstanding research.
Advancing to Doctoral Candidacy | Graduate School | The University of Texas at Austin
All doctoral students, in consultation with the committee supervisor s , must secure the agreement of a minimum of four people to serve on their dissertation or treatise committee. Retired faculty who have been nominated or granted emeritus status and who were members of the GSC upon retirement may request continued membership on the GSC with approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies. Such requests should be accompanied by the recommendation of the appropriate GSC, and be submitted to the graduate school by the GSC chair. If approved, the continued membership will be reviewed annually. Such faculty may serve on student committees as a GSC member or as a co-supervisor, but may not serve as a sole supervisor.
The doctoral program in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences SLHS is an individualized, mentored, and interdisciplinary research degree aimed at developing leaders in research, teaching, and professional service. The SLHS Department strives to provide a comprehensive program of scholarship and education that will advance the understanding of normal processes in human communication sciences and related disorders across the life span. The aim of the program is to prepare PhD students for responsible and productive careers as teacher-scholars by enabling them to gain the necessary knowledge and skills in the primary disciplines of speech, language and hearing sciences.
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