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Hearing and Speech Sciences, M.A.

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The department offers three degrees; this entry is for the Ph.D. program, with a concentrations in Hearing, Speech or Language. Students applying to the Ph.D. program can opt to receive an MA in Speech-Language Pathology en route to the final degree.

Students interested in the clinical MA degree in Speech-Language Pathology should see SPLA and use this code when applying for admission to study; students interested in a clinical doctorate in Audiology should see CAUD and use this code when applying for admission to study). At the doctoral level, the Ph.D. is offered in Hearing and Speech Sciences, with concentrations in Hearing, Speech or Language.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • acoustic phonetics, 
  • psychoacoustics, 
  • infant and adult speech perception,
  • neuropsychology, 
  • language and language development, 
  • electrophysiology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

Students who wish to focus primarily on research in communication sciences may apply either to the department directly, or may apply to the Program in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science (NACS) and select HESP as the home department. Students who apply to HESP directly may work towards receiving a certificate in NACS in addition to the HESP Ph.D.

  • GRE General
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Unofficial Transcript - (scan/upload) copies of transcripts (official transcript is required after acceptance into the program)
  • statement of purpose

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1404 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1404 USD per credit and a duration of .
  • National

    651 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 651 USD per credit and a duration of .
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Living costs for College Park

  • 1676 - 2840 USD/month
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