Roadmap

 

Year 1
Fall

SHBT 200. Acoustics of Speech and Hearing

SHBT 201. Biology of the Inner Ear

SHBT 301qc. Lab Visits

SHBT 333r. Laboratory Rotation in Speech and Hearing Sciences

Use SHBT 301qc and informal discussions with faculty and fellow students to choose a research topic for next summer

Submit a proposal to the faculty in charge at the beginning of the semester and a progress report at the end. Be sure your research advisor also sends a report at the end of the semester. You need to do these things each time you register for SHBT 333r.

January

SHBT 203. Anatomy of Speech and Hearing

Spring

SHBT 204. Speech Communication
SHBT 205. Neural Coding and Perception of Sound
SHBT 202. Clinical Aspects of Speech and Hearing

SHBT 301qc. Lab Visits

SHBT 333r. Laboratory Rotation in Speech and Hearing Sciences

Core Component of the SHBT qualifying exam is complete if at least four A's and two B's are earned in the six SHBT core courses (in boldface above)

The program may require remediation if lower grades are received

Summer

SHBT 333r. Laboratory Rotation in Speech and Hearing Sciences

Submit a proposal to the faculty in charge at the beginning of the semester and a progress report at the end. Be sure your research advisor also sends a report at the end of the semester. You need to do these things each time you register for SHBT 333r.

Year 2
Fall

Concentration courses
SHBT 333r. Laboratory Rotation in Speech and Hearing Sciences
MedSci 300qc. Conduct of Research

DEADLINE - for completing the Core Component of the SHBT qualifying exam

Spring

Concentration courses
SHBT 333r. Laboratory Rotation in Speech and Hearing Sciences

Must receive a satisfactory grade in MedSci 300qc

Summer

SHBT 333r. Laboratory Rotation in Speech and Hearing Sciences

To receive academic credit for research, sign up for SHBT 333r. You cannot register for Graduate Thesis credit until you have an approved thesis proposal.

DEADLINE - for submitting plan for concentration to area head

DEADLINE - for submitting a Dissertation Advisor Declaration Form to DMS

The form should briefly state the planned area of thesis research (one or two sentences) and indicate the dissertation advisor. Student and supervisor must sign the letter.

Year 3
Fall

Concentration courses
Research (SHBT 333r)

Spring

Concentration courses
Research (SHBT 333r)

DEADLINE- for taking ORAL QUALIFYING EXAM

Oral Exam is based on concentration courses, and one summer's-worth of research. The oral committee has three members, one outside SHBT.

DEADLINE- for submitting a DAC declaration form to DMS

Year 4

Fall, Spring, Summer

Research (SHBT 333r)

DEADLINE - for submitting DISSERTATION PROPOSAL

Before submitting your proposal, you need to:

  • form a dissertation advisory committee(DAC) and select a chair. This is done through the DAC declaration form.
  • defend your proposal orally to the DAC
  • have the DAC members agreements to include the proposal submission

Note: your dissertation advisor cannot be the DAC chair.

Year 5
Fall, Spring, Summer

DEFEND YOUR THESIS

Notify DMS of the date & time of your defense so it can be announced publicly well in advance.