The departmental-level academic course plan for each student will be developed in consultation with and approved by the student’s graduate advisory committee. The committee will include the student’s major advisor and at least two additional members of the graduate faculty such that the LSU Graduate School’s requirements for graduate committees are satisfied.
The doctoral program in Communication Disorders (COMD) requires 72 hours of graduate coursework beyond the bachelor’s degree. The program must have a minimum of nine hours of research tools including two graduate courses in statistics; 12 hours of dissertation work; and 51 hours of graduate coursework related to the area(s) of emphasis (i.e., child language, adult language, phonology, fluency, neurogenic disorders, speech science, or others).
The student must pass a general exam including written and oral components demonstrating knowledge of the literature in the area of concentration, research, theory, and minor area (if applicable).