Learning Outcomes

Students meet the following learning outcomes:
Professional Institutional Learning Outcomes

  • Critical Thinking: Students demonstrate critical thinking through examination of ideas and evidence before formulating an opinion or conclusion.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Discovery: Clinically-Based Research – students will conduct clinical research
    Students demonstrate skill in selecting appropriate tools and conducting evaluations with diverse populations and across the lifespan.
  • Discovery: Disseminate Research Information – students will disseminate research findings to the community Students demonstrate interaction and personal qualities consistent with the standards of the profession.
  • Applied knowledge: Demonstrate specialized knowledge in speech-language pathology
  • Applied knowledge:  Demonstrate knowledge in disciplines outside the field of speech-language pathology
  • Applied knowledge: Integration of Evidence-Based Practices

Program Curriculum – Doctoral Coursework

Doctoral Coursework

Students will spend just over 2 years in the program, taking 2 classes a quarter for 9 quarters. The program is designed to permit students to take longer if need be.

In the research domain, students are given the necessary background and support to complete an independent research project in speech-language pathology. The process includes obtaining IRB approval, implementing the project, and submitting the results for publication in a scholarly journal prior to completion of the program.

In the content domain, students obtain expertise in some of the most complex topics in the field. The doctoral seminars in speech-language pathology are designed to provide clinicians with increased depth of knowledge that is evidence-based.

Domain 1. Research

            SLPD 600 Components of Critical Inquiry (3)

            SLPD 610 Capstone: IRB Proposal (4) (cross-referenced with OCTH 611)

            SLPD 621 Capstone Planning (cross-referenced with OCTH 621) (3)

            SLPD 622 Capstone Proposal (2) (cross-referenced with OCTH 622)

            SLPD 623 Capstone II (3)

            SLPD 624 Capstone III (4)

            SLPD 625 Capstone IV (4)

Domain 2. Content

            AHCJ 541 Managing Stress (3)

            RELX Religion Elective 1 (3)

            RELX Religion Elective 2 (3)

            SLPD 550 Advanced Seminar in Neuroanatomy (3)

            SLPD 560 Advanced Seminar in Speech, Voice and Motor Control (3)

            SLPD 570 Special Topics in SLP (3) – taken twice

            SLPD 580 Clinical Issues in SLP (2)

            SLPD 590 Dissemination of Research (2)

            Elective from Other Department (3)

Total units required for the program: 51.