Graduate students may conduct research as part of their degree requirements. Master’s of Speech-Language Pathology students who select the Thesis option must complete a Data-Based Research project with a faculty mentor. Those who select the Independent Study graduation option may also complete a Data-Based Research project with a faculty mentor. Doctorate of Audiology students have the option to complete a research project with a faculty mentor to satisfy the Capstone Project requirement. Graduate students have the opportunity to become coauthors on papers published in internationally respected journals and to travel to national meetings to present research results.

“Participating in and completing research during my Au.D. has been an influential part of my journey. Being a member of the Hearing Loss Prevention (HLP) Laboratory has opened doors for additional scholarships and grants and helped prepare me for externship interviews. I truly believe I would not be the clinician I am today without the research experiences I was able to complete with our HLP Lab team.”

-Natalie Rothbauer, Au.D. Class of ‘20