Arizona State University
University Senate

Senate Motion #2018-42


Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Caroline Harrison, Chair

Date of First Reading: March 26, 2018

Date of Second Reading: April 23, 2018

Title of Motion: Request from the College of Health Solutions – Department of Speech and Hearing Science - for the establishment of a graduate program – MS in Auditory and Language Neuroscience

Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.   

Rationale: The proposed master’s degree in Auditory and Language Neuroscience will provide students with intensive training in neuroscience approaches as they relate to auditory and language processing and human communication. Students will receive training in both basic and applied research techniques. They will complete two lab rotations and conduct research projects to gain expertise in neuropsychology, neurophysiology, neuroimaging, biological signal processing and/or psychoacoustic approaches to speech, language and hearing science research.

This program will be appealing to a wide range of students from different training backgrounds (from psychology, speech and hearing science, neuroscience, bioengineering, etc.) who are interested in auditory and language neuroscience. Graduates of the proposed MS in Auditory and Language Neuroscience will be highly competitive for careers in academic research, clinical research, and technology settings, as well as for more advanced doctoral programs in neuroscience, communication sciences and disorders, psychology, bioengineering, and related fields.



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