Ph.D. Program


Overview

For the Ph.D. in Child Language, the student must complete all requirements of the Graduate School of the University of Kansas including residency and research skills.

Students Study Four Areas:

  • Core theoretical and experimental work on language acquisition
  • Relevant methods and theories in linguistics and psycholinguistics
  • Theoretical perspectives on developmental psychology
  • The nature of disordered language development and methods and techniques for language intervention

For the Ph.D. in Child Language, the student must complete all requirements of the Graduate School of the University of Kansas including residency and research skills. For students entering the program without a master's degree, the M. A. requirements include:

  • Core courses in language acquisition
  • Supplemental courses in linguistics, psycholinguistics, developmental psychology, and/or language intervention
  • Courses in statistics
  • Continuous enrollment in the Child Language Proseminar
  • A research-based thesis and oral examination and defense of the thesis

This is an official document, supplementing---and giving additional details to---the Graduate Catalog and the Catalog of the College. It is intended to provide information about rules, procedure, and requirements for the students in this program.

For the Ph.D. in Child Language, the student must complete all requirements of the Graduate School of the University of Kansas including residency and research skills. For students entering the program without a master's degree, the M. A. requirements include:

  • Core courses in language acquisition
  • Supplemental courses in linguistics, psycholinguistics, developmental psychology, and/or language intervention
  • Courses in statistics
  • Continuous enrollment in the Child Language Proseminar
  • A research-based thesis and oral examination and defense of the thesis

This is an official document, supplementing---and giving additional details to---the Graduate Catalog and the Catalog of the College. It is intended to provide information about rules, procedure, and requirements for the students in this program.