Audiology Investigative Projects
During the third year of the program students complete an investigative project. Under the guidance of a faculty advisor and project committee, the student selects a specific clinical or professional issue to research and analyze.
The objectives of the investigative projects are:
- To synthesize a body of literature related to a specific topic or problem in audiology
- To cultivate professional writing skills
- To acquire didactic skills for dissemination of professional information
- To develop organizational and verbal tools needed for professional presentations
Speech Language Pathology Optional Thesis
Many students in graduate school choose to do a master's thesis, thereby gaining valuable research experience. A thesis project is data-based and may be an original or replication study. Often students present the results of their research at a professional meeting or publish results in a professional journal. The thesis project is optional in the speech-language pathology curriculum and students are encouraged to consider choosing this option.
Photo Caption: Dianne Meyer, PhD, works with the students in the lab.