- Completed admission application packet, including $50 nonrefundable application fee made payable to Nova Southeastern University
- Official transcripts indicating conferral of a master’s degree by a regionally accredited institution (minimum 3.0 grade point average required)
- Official transcripts from all previously attended postsecondary institutions
- Copy of current vitae/resume
- Two professional letters of recommendation by two different individuals who can attest to the applicant’s ability to succeed in a doctoral program
- Valid documentation of the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) and a copy of current state SLP licensure
- Written responses to questions/essays provided in the application
- Oral interview
- A test score report showing that the applicant received a raw score of 37 (scaled score 391–396) on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or a combined score of 1000 on the verbal and quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). The test must have been taken within the past five years. If the score falls below the minimum requirement, the applicant must submit a rationale, in essay format, providing an explanation of why scores do not reflect the applicant’s academic potential.
- If accepted to the SLPD program, a $500 deposit needs to be made payable to Nova Southeastern University
FOR NON-NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKERS
Applicants whose native language is not English are required to demonstrate English proficiency by providing proof of a minimum score of 213 on the computer-based or 550 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam or 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam.
FOR INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS
Students taking classes in certain FSEHS international clusters may be exempt from submitting MAT, GRE, and TOEFL scores. Please contact a FSEHS enrollment representative regarding requirements for your international cluster.
COURSES IN THE MAJOR
(53 credits minimum)
Doctoral Studies Orientation (online)
Advanced Research and Leadership Development (3 credits)
CORE COURSES (26 CREDITS)
Technology and Instrumentation in Communication Sciences
Business Management and Leadership
Neuroscience/Neuropsychology and Communication Disorders
Advanced Seminar in Pediatric Development
Advanced Seminar in Voice and Swallowing
Advanced Seminar in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
RESEARCH COURSES (12 CREDITS)
Methods of Inquiry (6 CREDITS)
CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING (3 CREDITS)
Single Subject Research
*Prerequisite EDD 9300
APPLIED DISSERTATION (12 CREDITS)
The applied dissertation is a detailed, accurate, and cohesive account of a scholarly investigation designed to answer a research question directed toward the improvement of practice in education. Research is distinguished by a theory-to-practice model encompassing a diversity of disciplines. Each student is assigned a faculty committee to facilitate and supervise the process.
Applied Dissertation Seminar 1—Concept Paper (2 CREDITS)
Applied Dissertation Seminar 2—Proposal (5 CREDITS)
Applied Dissertation Seminar 3—Dissertation (5 CREDITS)
CONTINUING DISSERTATION SERVICES
If the program is not completed within 24 months, continuing dissertation services will begin on the 25th month. Students will be automatically enrolled in ADS 8090 between the 25th and 36th months of their program and must enroll themselves in ADS 8091 beginning the 37th month of their program in order to receive dissertation services from their committee chair and or the applied research center.
Applied Dissertation Services I
Applied Dissertation Services II
TRANSFER OF CREDIT
A maximum of 9 semester hours of post-master’s degree, doctoral-level credit, earned from a regionally accredited institution within the past 5 years, will be considered toward meeting the doctoral programs degree requirements. Grades for courses transferred must be at the grade of A or B or equivalent. Acceptance of transfer credit is not guaranteed.