Posts tagged PHD
Applied Linguistics, PhD

If language is humanity's most useful tool, then applied linguistics, as the study of language, puts that tool to work. The focus of applied linguistics is on trying to resolve language-based issues that people encounter in the real world (Grabe 2002). This dissertation-based degree allows students to customize their coursework and research around such areas as second language studies, teaching and assessment of language skills, corpus linguistics, grammar and discourse, pragmatics, psycholinguistics, and speech perception and production.

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Combined Counseling/School Psychology, PhD

This plan prepares students to function as well-rounded generalists with a strong foundation in both counseling psychology and school psychology. Students engage in substantive training utilizing a scientist-practitioner model integrating psychological theory, research, and practice. The combined approach promotes the optimal development of individuals, families, groups, and environmental systems using empirically supported, culturally sensitive interventions that include assessment and diagnosis, interdisciplinary teamwork, relatively brief intervention approaches, prevention, consultation, outcome evaluation, career-development, and ethical decision-making,  in a broad array of settings including schools, universities, integrated healthcare, community mental health, correctional facilities, and independent practice. We believe that this core is best realized using a scientist-practitioner training model that includes a systematic analysis of human behavior, careful applications of best practice, and a methodical evaluation of the effectiveness of these applications.

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Biology, PhD

This doctoral degree allows advanced students to pursue their content and research skills while studying under faculty specialists in microbiology, botany, genetics, bioinformatics, human biology, ecology, and zoology. The program is enhanced by advanced research facilities that include the Deaver Herbarium, the Electron Microscope Facility, and the nationally prominent Microbial Genetic and Genomics Center, home to powerful research into anthrax, plague, and other bacterial-disease-causing infections.

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Bioengineering, PhD

The Doctor of Philosophy in Bioengineering allows advanced students to pursue their academic interests and to develop their research skills while studying with faculty specialists in the broad field of bioengineering. Bioengineering research is highly interdisciplinary and facilitates collaborations among faculty and students from several departments across campus including Biology, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, and Physical Therapy. Students from a wide range of science backgrounds can enter this program. The goal of the program is to educate future leaders in industry and academia in the field of Bioengineering.

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Astronomy and Planetary Science, PhD

The Ph.D. program in Astronomy and Planetary Science prepares a student to work as an academic, government, or industrial research in astronomy or planetary science.  Each student completes a ten-course core curriculum and works on an original research project under the direction of a faculty member.  Research work culminates in an oral presentation and a dissertation.

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