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Callier Center for Communication Disorders

Doctoral Programs

The UT Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders houses state-of-the-art facilities for basic and applied research in the communication sciences and disorders. These include laboratories for the study of child language, autism spectrum disorders, speech production, neurogenic speech and language disorders, cochlear implants and aural habilitation.

Comprehensive clinical services in speech-language pathology and audiology, early childhood education classrooms, and preschool education programs for children with hearing impairment provide readily accessible populations for research.

The doctor of philosophy and doctor of audiology programs within the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at UT Dallas offer students exciting opportunities to become involved in research using resources at the Callier Center.

Outstanding clinical staff play an important role in the mentoring and practical experience made available to students enrolled in the programs.

Doctor of Philosophy

The School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences offers three PhD programs:


Doctor of Audiology

The University of Texas at Dallas Doctor of Audiology Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE) and the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA).

U.S. News & World Report ranks the Doctor of Audiology (AuD) program No. 3 in the nation for best graduate program.

The Strategic Plan of the Doctor of Audiology Program (AuD) supports the achievement of the mission, goals, and ideals of the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences (BBS) and the Callier Center of The University of Texas at Dallas.

The University of Texas at Dallas is committed to training the future leaders of the profession to provide excellent clinical service, and advance the practice of clinical Audiology through innovative translational hearing research. Students interested in parallel training in clinical service provision and research are encouraged to apply to enter the PhD program in Communication Sciences and Disorders in their second or third year of clinical education.

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Student Achievement Data

On-Time Completion Rates

 Year # Completed within
Expected Time Frame
% Completed within
Expected Time Frame
2016 - 2017 10 91
2015 - 2016 9 100
2014 - 2015 8 80



Praxis Examination Pass Rates of Test-takers

 Year # Taking the Exam # Passed Exam % Passed Exam Rate
2016 - 2017 9 9 100
2015 - 2016 10 10 100
2014 - 2015 8 8 100



Employment Rates of Graduates

 Year
Employment Rate in Profession
# of Graduates from Prior Year % of Graduates Employed from Prior Year
2016 - 2017 10 90
2015 - 2016 9 100
2014 - 2015 8 100