Communication Sciences and Disorders (Ph.D.) - Graduate - 2015 University Catalog

The Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders prepares students for academic and research careers in college and university settings. Students may enter the program at the post-baccalaureate level. Students with an earned Master’s degree in speech-language pathology who are practicing clinicians and want additional study in research may also apply. The program provides an opportunity to pursue applied research (i.e., research that relates to clinical practice) as well as basic science research.

Program Objectives

The program is designed to:

1.     prepare graduates to become independent researchers in order to answer important theoretical and clinical questions relating to normal and disordered communication.

2.     prepare graduates to use their research skills to critically analyze new information in the discipline.

3.     prepare graduate to function as educators who are prepared to teach in colleges and universities.

Additionally for post-master’s students, the program is designed to: 

4.     prepare graduate to be models of best practice within a variety of clinical settings by broadening the base of their clinical knowledge.

5.     prepare graduate to be innovators in best practice for clinical skills.

6.     allow graduate with a specific practice focus to become experts in their  area of interest.

Admissions

The evaluation of applications for admission is the responsibility of the program’s Admissions Committee. The Committee reviews each application and renders a judgment of the applicant’s overall potential for success in doctoral study. This judgment is based on the following considerations:

  • Review of the applicant’s past academic performance, which involves not only consideration of grade-point-average, but also of the nature of previous coursework and the pattern of grades in various subject areas.
  • Scores for the Graduate Record Examination General Test (verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing). In addition, scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) are required in the case of international students.
  • Three letters of recommendation, most appropriately from professors familiar with the student’s work who can testify to the applicant’s potential to complete the program.
  • A personal statement written by the applicant reviewing reasons for applying to the program, career objectives and relevant background information. Applicants must include their intended academic and research emphasis in order to identify potential faculty mentors.
  • An interview with the Admissions Committee and potential faculty mentors.
  • Application fee ($60).

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Applications are available online at: http://www.montclair.edu/graduate/prospective/app.shtml

For complete information regarding the University admission requirements and the application process, please contact the Graduate School at (973) 655-5147 or website at:  http://www.montclair.edu/graduate/.

 


COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS

Complete 78 semester hours including the following 7 requirement(s):

  1. ACADEMIC CORE

    1. Complete 7 courses for 17 semester hours:

      CSND 577 Scientific and Professional Writing (3 hours lecture) 3
      CSND 702 Clinical Instrumentation (2 hours lecture, 1 hour lab) 3
      CSND 703 Biomedical Ethics (2 hours lecture) 2
      CSND 801 Advanced Scientific and Professional Writing (3 hours lecture) 3
      CSND 809 Speech Perception (3 hours lecture) 3
      CSND 834 Seminar in University Teaching (1 hour seminar) 1
      CSND 835 Practicum in University Teaching 2
    2. Complete 1 course from the following by advisement:

      CSND 534 Speech and Hearing Science (3 hours lecture) 3
      CSND 602 Hearing and Speech Science (3 hours lecture) 3
  2. RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

    1. Complete 3 courses for 9 semester hours:

      CSND 750 Research Methods (3 hours lecture) 3
      STAT 600 Statistical Methods for Research Workers I (3 hours lecture) 3
      STAT 601 Statistical Methods for Research Workers II (3 hours lecture) 3
    2. Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours from the following:

      STAT 541 Applied Statistics (3 hours lecture) 3
      STAT 542 Statistical Theory I (3 hours lecture) 3
      STAT 543 Statistical Theory II (3 hours lecture) 3
      STAT 544 Statistical Computing (3 hours lecture) 3
      STAT 545 Practicum in Statistics I 3
      STAT 546 Non-Parametric Statistics (3 hours lecture) 3
      STAT 547 Design and Analysis of Experiments (3 hours lecture) 3
      STAT 548 Applied Regression Analysis (3 hours lecture) 3
      STAT 549 Sampling Techniques (3 hours lecture) 3
      STAT 552 Intermediate Statistics Methods (3 hours lecture) 3
      STAT 561 Statistical Data Mining I (3 hours lecture) 3
      STAT 562 Statistical Data Mining II (3 hours lecture) 3
      STAT 570 Statistical Consulting (3 hours lecture) 3
      STAT 595 Topics in Statistics (3 hours lecture) 3
      STAT 597 Research Methods in Statistical Science (3 hours lecture) 3
      STAT 640 Biostatistics I (3 hours lecture) 3
      STAT 641 Biostatistics II (3 hours lecture) 3
      STAT 642 Introduction to Stochastic Processes (3 hours lecture) 3
      STAT 645 Advanced Topics in Statistics (3 hours lecture) 3
      STAT 646 Multivariate Analysis (3 hours lecture) 3
      STAT 647 Practicum in Statistics II 3
      STAT 648 Advanced Statistical Methods (3 hours lecture) 3
      STAT 649 Independent Study in Statistics 3
    3. Complete for a total of 8 semester hours.

      CSND 899 Directed Readings 1-3
  3. ELECTIVES

    Complete 26 semester hours by advisement from the following:

    CSND 500 Language Acquisition (3 hours lecture) 3
    CSND 511 Language Disorders of Adults I (3 hours lecture) 3
    CSND 514 Communication Disorders of Aged (3 hours lecture) 3
    CSND 515 Voice Disorders (3 hours lecture) 3
    CSND 517 Phonological and Articulation Disorders (3 hours lecture) 3
    CSND 518 Language Disorders of Adults II (3 hours lecture) 3
    CSND 523 Educational Audiology (3 hours lecture) 3
    CSND 524 Evaluation and Treatment of Swallowing Disorders (3 hours lecture) 3-4
    CSND 525 Motor Speech Disorders (3 hours lecture) 3
    CSND 544 Diagnostic Procedures in Audiology I (3 hours lecture) 3
    CSND 545 Diagnostic Procedures in Audiology II (3 hours lecture) 3
    CSND 546 Diagnostic Procedures in Audiology III (3 hours lecture) 3
    CSND 576 Aural Rehabilitation Across the Lifespan (3 hours lecture) 3
    CSND 580 Aural Rehabilitation for Adults (3 hours lecture) 3
    CSND 581 Pediatric Aural (Re)Habilitation (3 hours lecture) 3
    CSND 583 Language Disorders of Children (3 hours lecture) 3
    CSND 584 Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Disorders (2 hours lecture) 2-3
    CSND 585 Fluency Disorders (2 hours lecture) 2-3
    CSND 587 Language Disorders in School Age Children (3 hours lecture) 3
    CSND 594 Matriculation in the AuD in Audiology, PhD in Communication Sciences and 1-3
    CSND 598 Problems and Issues in Communication Disorders (1-3 hours lecture) 1-3
    CSND 601 Auditory Processing Disorders (3 hours lecture) 3
    CSND 620 Pediatric Audiology (3 hours lecture) 3
    CSND 621 Implantable Devices for the Remediation of Hearing Loss (3 hours seminar) 3
    CSND 671 Special Topics in Audiology 1-3
    CSND 701 Auditory Anatomy and Physiology (3 hours lecture) 3
    CSND 705 Community and Industrial Audiology (2 hours lecture) 2
    CSND 706 Advanced Amplification Technology (2 hours lecture) 2
    CSND 707 Basic Medical Audiology: Genetics and Pathology (3 hours lecture) 3
    CSND 708 Psychoacoustics I (3 hours lecture) 3
    CSND 709 Laboratory for Psychoacoustics I (1 hour lab) 1
    CSND 722 Advanced Auditory Potentials (3 hours lecture) 3
    CSND 807 Advanced Medical Audiology (3 hours lecture) 3
    CSND 808 Psychoacoustics II (3 hours lecture) 3
    CSND 819 Laboratory for Psychoacoustics II (1 hour lab) 1
    CSND 836 Practicum in Clinical Preceptorship 2
    CSND 837 Seminar in Clinical Preceptorship (1 hour seminar) 1
  4. Complete for a total of 12 semester hours.

    CSND 900 Dissertation Advisement 3-12
  5. QUALIFYING PORTFOLIO/EXAM/ASSESSMENT

    Successfully complete the qualifying portfolio, examination or assessment requirement.

  6. ADMISSION TO CANDIDACY

    Following completion of pre-dissertation research courses and qualifying exam, you may be admitted to candidacy.

  7. DISSERTATION REQUIREMENT

    Complete a dissertation in accordance with Graduate School and doctoral program requirements.


Course Descriptions:

CSND500: Language Acquisition (3 hours lecture)

This course introduced students to language sample analyses that are used for identifying individuals with language impairments or for selecting goals for intervention. Students will learn how to elicit language samples from individuals with language impairments. Students will learn the transcription and coding conventions of a computer language analysis software program and how the program can assist in analyzing language samples from individuals with language impairments. Prerequisite: CSND 383 or APLN 500 or equivalent. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CSND 383 or APLN 500 or equivalent.

CSND511: Language Disorders of Adults I (3 hours lecture)

This course is devoted to an advanced study of adult aphasia and other communication disorders associated with neuropathologies of adulthood. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Graduate major in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Speech-Language Pathology concentration; and CSND 410 or equivalent; and CSND 500 or equivalent.

CSND514: Communication Disorders of Aged (3 hours lecture)

Communication disorders associated with pathologies that tend to occur in later life, e.g., aphasia, multiple sclerosis, Parkinsonism and cerebal arteriosclerosis. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Major in Communication Science and Disorders, Speech-Language Pathology concentration.

CSND515: Voice Disorders (3 hours lecture)

Selected disorders of voice production. Consideration given to etiology, pathology, and treatment of voice disorders in children and adults. Prerequisite: Graduate major in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Speech-Language Pathology concentration; CSND 408 or equivalent; CSND 409 or equivalent; CSND 534. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CSND 408 or equivalent; and CSND 409 or equivalent; and CSND 534.

CSND517: Phonological and Articulation Disorders (3 hours lecture)

This course examines the nature of articulation and phonological disorders in children, emphasizing evaluation and treatment and including childhood apraxia of speech. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Graduate major in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Speech-Language Pathology concentration; and CSND 408 or equivalent.

CSND518: Language Disorders of Adults II (3 hours lecture)

In-depth study of assessment and treatment of aphasia and other acquired neurogenic communication disorders of adults. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CSND 511.

CSND523: Educational Audiology (3 hours lecture)

This course provides a basis for understanding how hearing and hearing losses have an impact on language, academic, and psychosocial development. Audiometric screening/testing, tympanometry and central auditory processing evaluation will be presented in the context of educational planning. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Graduate major in Communication Sciences and Disorders; and CSND 468 or CSND 544 or equivalent.

CSND524: Evaluation and Treatment of Swallowing Disorders (3 hours lecture)

This course is designed to provide students with the information and skills necessary to evaluate and treat swallowing disorders in pediatric and adult populations within the scope of practice for speech-language pathologists. An interdisciplinary approach to clinical management is stressed. Students are given the opportunity to learn through classroom and laboratory experiences. Off-campus observations are required. 3 - 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Graduate major in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Speech-Language Pathology concentration; and CSND 409 or equivalent; and CSND 410 or equivalent.

CSND525: Motor Speech Disorders (3 hours lecture)

Neurological disorders of speech. Consideration given to etiology and differential diagnosis of the dysarthrias in adults and children, acquired apraxia of speech, and other motor speech disorders. Principles and techniques for treating motor speech disorders. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Graduate major in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Speech-Language Pathology concentration; and CSND 410 or equivalent; and CSND 534 or equivalent.

CSND534: Speech and Hearing Science (3 hours lecture)

Study of basic acoustics, memory, and perception. Advanced study of anatomy and physiology of the speech and hearing mechanisms. Commonly used instrumentation will be discussed. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Graduate major in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Speech-Langauge Pathology concentration; and CSND 409 or equivalent.

CSND544: Diagnostic Procedures in Audiology I (3 hours lecture)

Principles and procedures for the basic audiological evaluation including pure-tone air and bone conduction and speech audiometry, clinical masking and acoustic immittance. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Au.D.or Sc.D.in Audiology or permission of graduate advisor.

CSND545: Diagnostic Procedures in Audiology II (3 hours lecture)

Principles and procedures for advanced audiologic assessment focusing on the auditory brainstem response. The middle latency potentials, late potentials and electrocochleography are also covered. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Au.D.or Sc.D.in Audiology or permission of graduate advisor.

CSND546: Diagnostic Procedures in Audiology III (3 hours lecture)

Principles and procedures for vestibular assessment focusing on electronystagmography and videonystagmography. Course also covers vestibular anatomy and rehabilitation techniques. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Au.D.or Sc.D.in Audiology or permission of graduate advisor.

CSND576: Aural Rehabilitation Across the Lifespan (3 hours lecture)

Study of theory and techniques for developing speech reading and auditory training programs for individuals with hearing loss. Also considered will be basics of American Sign Language and social and vocational concerns. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Graduate major in Communication Sciences and disorders; CSND 468, CSND 544 or equivalent.

CSND577: Scientific and Professional Writing (3 hours lecture)

Provides an in-depth analysis of the organization and composition of articles, analyses and reviews according to formats prescribed by the academic, legal and other professions. Approaches to the writing of technical, research and clinical reports which contribute to and document the evolution and expansion of the scientific and professional body of knowledge in the health sciences are highlighted. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Au.D.or Sc.D.in Audiology or permission of graduate advisor.

CSND580: Aural Rehabilitation for Adults (3 hours lecture)

Advanced study of the effects of hearing loss on communication, assessment and intervention strategies, assistive devices and counseling for adults. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Au.D.or Sc.D.in Audiology or permission of graduate advisor.

CSND581: Pediatric Aural (Re)Habilitation (3 hours lecture)

Advanced study of the effects of hearing loss on communication, educational development, assessment and intervention strategies, and counseling for children with hearing loss and their families. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Au.D.or Sc.D.in Audiology or permission of graduate advisor.

CSND583: Language Disorders of Children (3 hours lecture)

This course takes a predominately descriptive and non-categorical perspective to assessment and treatment of language disorders in children in the pre-linguistic through developing language stages. Syndromes and causal factors associated with language disorder will also be considered. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Graduate major in Communication Sciences and Disorders or departmental approval; and CSND 500.

CSND584: Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Disorders (2 hours lecture)

Etiology, characteristics, and management of individuals with cleft lip, cleft palate and other craniofacial disorders. Unit on myofunctional therapy included. 2 - 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Graduate major in communication Sciences and Disorders, Speech-Language Pathology concentration; and CSND 409 or equivalent; and CSND 517; and CSND 583.

CSND585: Fluency Disorders (2 hours lecture)

Principles and methods of treatment for children and adults with fluency disorders. Methods of evaluation, specific techniques of treatment, and principles coordinating treatment with home and school life. Demonstrations with children and adults with fluency disorders serve as the basis for study and discussion. 2 - 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Graduate major in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Speech-Language Pathology concentration; CSND 534 or equivalent.

CSND587: Language Disorders in School Age Children (3 hours lecture)

The class considers the acquisition of language and its impairments in school aged children and the impact of language impairment on literacy, academic performance, and social interaction. Assessment and treatment approaches are discussed within an evidence-based practice perspective. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CSND 583.

CSND594: Matriculation in the AuD in Audiology, PhD in Communication Sciences and

Students select an area of Communication Sciences and Disorders and, with advisement, study the literature in the field, observe related programs at special schools and centers and write reports on findings. Regular conferences with instructor for guidance and evaluation. May be repeated twice for a maximum of 3.0 credits. 1 - 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the AuD in Audiology, PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders or permission of graduate advisor.

CSND598: Problems and Issues in Communication Disorders (1-3 hours lecture)

This seminar is designed to introduce newly emerging topics in communicative disorders. 1 - 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CSND 521; Graduate Major in Communication Sciences and Disorders , Speech Language Pathology concentration.

CSND601: Auditory Processing Disorders (3 hours lecture)

The study of auditory processing disorders in school-age children and adults. The course will include the impact of such disorders on receptive language, expressive language, reading, academic achievement, attending behaviors and organizational skills. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Graduate major in Communication Sciences and Disorders; CSND 468 or CSND 544 or equivalent.

CSND602: Hearing and Speech Science (3 hours lecture)

Advanced study of the foundations of acoustics and mechanisms for the production and perception of speech. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Au.D.or Sc.D.in Audiology or permission of graduate advisor.

CSND620: Pediatric Audiology (3 hours lecture)

Study of assessment and intervention techniques for infants and young children with hearing loss. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the AuD in Audiology, PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders or permission of graduate advisor.

CSND621: Implantable Devices for the Remediation of Hearing Loss (3 hours seminar)

Clinical and theoretical information regarding implantable devices for the remediation of hearing loss. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Au.D.or Sc.D.in Audiology or permission of graduate advisor.

CSND671: Special Topics in Audiology

Contemporary topics in the field of audiology: national certification and state licensure requirements, changing healthcare practices and the provision of audiology services, presentation of faculty and student research, clinical case presentations, among others. Students may repeat this course up to four times as long as the topic of the seminar is not the same. Course may be taken three times for a maximum of 9.0 credits. 1 - 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Au.D.or Sc.D.in Audiology or permission of graduate advisor.

CSND701: Auditory Anatomy and Physiology (3 hours lecture)

Gross and fine anatomy and physiology of the mammalian peripheral and central auditory system. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CSND 410 as prerequisite or corequisite. Matriculation in the Au.D.or Sc.D.in Audiology or permission of graduate advisor.

CSND702: Clinical Instrumentation (2 hours lecture, 1 hour lab)

Principles and use of clinical instrumentation in speech-language pathology and audiology. Laboratory exercises of a clinical emphasis are provided to illustrate course content. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Au.D.or Sc.D.in Audiology.

CSND703: Biomedical Ethics (2 hours lecture)

A study of the application of human and professional values, judgment and choices to selected ethical dilemmas that arise in health care practice. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Au.D.or Sc.D.in Audiology.

CSND705: Community and Industrial Audiology (2 hours lecture)

Measurement of noise and its impact on hearing and communication. The impact of noise in industrial, school and military settings will be addressed. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Au.D.or Sc.D.in Audiology.

CSND706: Advanced Amplification Technology (2 hours lecture)

Advanced study of amplification systems including programmable hearing aids, digital hearing aids. Study of personal and classroom FM systems. Tactile device technology used to manage the communication needs of individuals with profound hearing loss will also be addressed. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Au.D.or Sc.D.in Audiology. CSND 550 and CSND 551 or permission of instructor.

CSND707: Basic Medical Audiology: Genetics and Pathology (3 hours lecture)

The role of genetics and embryology on auditory function as they apply to the understanding of diseases and disorders of the ear. Attention will be paid to the Human Genome Project as it has provided a wealth of information that is critical to clinical practice. The essentials of infection control and common medical terminology as they relate to audiologic practice will also be addressed. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Au.D.or Sc.D.in Audiology.

CSND708: Psychoacoustics I (3 hours lecture)

Study of psychophysical methods and perception of the parameters of sound in humans and animals with normally functioning auditory mechanisms. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Au.D.or Sc.D.in Audiology.

CSND709: Laboratory for Psychoacoustics I (1 hour lab)

This course serves as a corequisite for CSND 708 and will allow those students in CSND 708 to apply concepts and make basic psychoacoustic measurements. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Au.D.or Sc.D.in Audiology.

CSND722: Advanced Auditory Potentials (3 hours lecture)

Overview of audiological applications of auditory event-related potentials, including the P1-N1-P2 complex, the mismatch negativity and P3. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Au.D.or Sc.D.in Audiology.

CSND750: Research Methods (3 hours lecture)

Provides students with a working knowledge of the research process, including formulation of a research question, measurement and various statistical procedures of data analysis. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Au.D.or Sc.D.in Audiology.

CSND801: Advanced Scientific and Professional Writing (3 hours lecture)

This course will cover scientific writing, including proposals for the dissertation and grants, manuscript reviews, and preparation of manuscripts, posters, and oral presentations. Practice and revision of individual work will be emphasized. There will be time for group feedback as well as individual mentoring. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CSND 577 or permission of instructor.

CSND807: Advanced Medical Audiology (3 hours lecture)

Advanced study of the pathology of the auditory and vestibular system. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Au.D.or Sc.D.in Audiology. CSND 707 or permission of instructor.

CSND808: Psychoacoustics II (3 hours lecture)

Advanced study of the effects of hearing loss and aging on the perception of simple and complex sounds. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Au.D.or Sc.D.in Audiology. CSND 708 or permission of instructor.

CSND809: Speech Perception (3 hours lecture)

The study of perception of language from a psychological base. Emphasis will be placed on the impact of hearing loss on the perception of speech and spoken language. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Au.D.or Sc.D.in Audiology.

CSND819: Laboratory for Psychoacoustics II (1 hour lab)

Instrumentation for the hearing science laboratory. This course has a classroom component and a laboratory component to give students an opportunity to design and use laboratory instrumentation to explore priniciples of auditory research. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Au.D.or Sc.D.in Audiology.

CSND834: Seminar in University Teaching (1 hour seminar)

This seminar will prepare students for CSND 835, Practicum in University Teaching. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Au.D.or Sc.D.in Audiology.

CSND835: Practicum in University Teaching

Supervised teaching experience in audiology. May be taken twice for a total of 4.0 credits. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Permission of Graduate Advisor required.

CSND836: Practicum in Clinical Preceptorship

Supervised clinical supervision/clinical teaching experience in audiology. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Permission of Graduate Advisor required.

CSND837: Seminar in Clinical Preceptorship (1 hour seminar)

This course will prepare students for CSND 836, Practicum in Clinical Preceptorship. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Au.D.or Sc.D.in Audiology.

CSND899: Directed Readings

A directed readings course is a tailored reading course negotiated between an instructor and a student to enable that student to explore in depth a particular topic or area of knowledge with the guidance of a faculty member. Directed readings courses shall not duplicate the content of regular courses. This may, of course, build on and extend exploration commenced in regular courses. May be repeated up to four times for a maximum of 12.0 credits. 1 - 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Au.D.or Sc.D.in Audiology or permission of graduate advisor.

CSND900: Dissertation Advisement

This department requires 12 credits of CSND 900. While enrolled in CSND 900, students will work with their Dissertation Chair and their Dissertation Committee. Credits are reported as IP (In Progress) while the dissertation is being written. At the conclusion of the dissertation defense, a final grade of Pass or Fail will be recorded. 3 - 12 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Au.D.or Sc.D.in Audiology; Advancement to Candidacy. Permission of Graduate Advisor required.

STAT541: Applied Statistics (3 hours lecture)

Review of estimation and hypothesis testing for one sample and two sample problems; introduction to non-parametric statistics and linear regression; fundamental principles of design, completely randomized design, randomized block design, latin square, and 2 factor design. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: STAT 330 or STAT 443 and permission of graduate program coordinator.

STAT542: Statistical Theory I (3 hours lecture)

Discrete and continuous probability distributions, multivariate distributions, sampling theory, transformations, Chi-squared, 'F' and 't' distributions. Point estimation, properties of estimators, sufficiency, exponential families, interval estimation, hypothesis testing, power, Neyman-Pearson Lemma, likelihood ratio tests. The impact of the above theory on areas such as regression analysis, analysis of variance and analysis of discrete data. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: STAT 541 and permission of graduate program coordinator.

STAT543: Statistical Theory II (3 hours lecture)

Discrete and continuous probability distributions, multivariate distributions, sampling theory, transformations, Chi-squared, 'F' and 't' distributions. Point estimation, properties of estimators, sufficiency, exponential families, interval estimation, hypothesis testing, power, Neyman-Pearson Lemma, likelihood ratio tests. The impact of the above theory on areas such as regression analysis, analysis of variance and analysis of discrete data. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: STAT 542 and permission of graduate program coordinator.

STAT544: Statistical Computing (3 hours lecture)

Computer systems for data analysis and data graphics, and intermediate level statistical methodology are investigated. Several statistical computing packages are utilized and evaluated. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: STAT 541 or STAT 548, and CMPT 183, and permission of graduate program coordinator.

STAT545: Practicum in Statistics I

An applied experience in which students work with practitioners in industry, government or research organizations utilizing statistical techniques in a research setting. Students will work with statisticians on projects involving experimental design and data collection as well as the analysis and interpretation of the data. May be repeated once. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: STAT 541, STAT 544, and STAT 547 or STAT 548, and permission of graduate program coordinator.

STAT546: Non-Parametric Statistics (3 hours lecture)

Selected distribution-free tests and estimation techniques including sign, Kolmogorov-Smirnov, Wilcoxon signed rank, Mann-Whitney, Chi-square, rank correlation, Kendall's Tau, Kruskal-Wallace, Friedman, McNemar, and others. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: STAT 330 and permission of graduate program coordinator.

STAT547: Design and Analysis of Experiments (3 hours lecture)

Fundamental principles of design; fixed, random and mixed models; factorial designs; designs with restricted randomization; split-plot design; confounding; fractional replication; experimental and sampling errors. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: STAT 541 or STAT 548, and permission of graduate program coordinator.

STAT548: Applied Regression Analysis (3 hours lecture)

Fitting equations to data; matrices, linear regression; correlation; analysis of residuals; multiple regression; polynomial regression; partial correlation; stepwise regression; regression and model building; regression applied to analysis of variance problems; introduction to nonlinear regression. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: STAT 330 or STAT 443, and permission of graduate program coordinator.

STAT549: Sampling Techniques (3 hours lecture)

Sampling and survey methodology; basic sampling theory; simple, stratified, random, cluster, systematic and area sampling. Sampling errors and estimation procedures. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: STAT 330 or STAT 443, and permission of graduate program coordinator.

STAT552: Intermediate Statistics Methods (3 hours lecture)

Follow up to introductory statistical methods course. Principles of statistical inference; categorical data analysis; one and two-way anova; multiple linear regression; nonparametric methods; bootstrap methods. Examples from a wide variety of disciplines. Statistical software is used. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: STAT 330, permission of graduate program coordinator.

STAT561: Statistical Data Mining I (3 hours lecture)

Introduction to the concepts and applications of a variety of data mining methods. Data mining is the process of selecting, exploring, and modeling large amounts of data to uncover previously unknown patterns in the data. Statistical methods covered include classification and regression trees, predictive modeling, and unsupervised learning. Hands-on applications to data sets from diverse fields. Statistical software is used. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: STAT 541 or STAT 548 or equivalent, permission of graduate program coordinator.

STAT562: Statistical Data Mining II (3 hours lecture)

Continuation of STAT 561. An in-depth approach to the topics of STAT 561 including logistic regression, decision trees, classifier theory, predictive modeling and unsupervised learning methods. Mathematical details of these techniques as well as the computational methods for their implementation. Hands-on applications to data sets from diverse fields. Statistical software is used. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: STAT 548 and STAT 561, permission of graduate program coordinator.

STAT570: Statistical Consulting (3 hours lecture)

An introduction to the statistical and interpersonal issues that arise in statistical consulting. Topics include communicating with scientists in other disciplines, technical writing and presentation, and statistical tools for consulting. Lectures center around real case studies presented by the instructor and invited speakers. Statistical software is used. Emphasis of the course is on the scientific, statistical, computational, and communication skills that a statistical consultant needs for interacting effectively with researchers from a wide range of disciplines. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: STAT 541 or equivalent, permission of graduate program coordinator.

STAT595: Topics in Statistics (3 hours lecture)

Topics such as exploratory data analysis, statistical graphics, statistical quality control and statistical quality assurance, Bayesian methods and Markov chain Monte Carlo studies. May be repeated twice for a total of 9.0 credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Permission of graduate program coordinator.

STAT597: Research Methods in Statistical Science (3 hours lecture)

Preparation for research in statistical science. Application of mathematics and computing science to the development, modeling, validation and evaluation of statistical research methods. Identification of statistical issues in real world problems and novel applications of statistical methods to these problems. Development of research proposals in statistical science. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: STAT 552 or equivalent and departmental approval.

STAT600: Statistical Methods for Research Workers I (3 hours lecture)

Planning effective observational and experimental research, data collection and summarization, significance testing and p-values, t-test, chi-square, regression and correlation, use of statistical software, reading statistical results in the literature. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Doctoral status, permission of graduate program coordinator.

STAT601: Statistical Methods for Research Workers II (3 hours lecture)

Principles and practices of experimental design. Randomized comparative designs, randomized block designs, factorial designs, dealing with concomitant variables, repeated measurements. Predictive modeling and analysis of designed studies. Topics from multivariate analysis, time series analysis, categorical data analysis. Students analyze data from research projects. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: STAT 600 or equivalent, permission of graduate program coordinator.

STAT640: Biostatistics I (3 hours lecture)

Fundamental statistical concepts and methods used by statistical scientists in the health, biological, medical and pharmaceutical industries. Categorical data analysis, logistic regression, generalized linear models, nonparametric regression techniques. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: STAT 544, STAT 547, STAT 548, and permission of graduate program coordinator.

STAT641: Biostatistics II (3 hours lecture)

Fundamental statistical concepts and methods used by statistical scientists in the health, biological, medical and pharmaceutical industries. Survival analysis and designs for clinical trials. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: STAT 544, STAT 547, STAT 548, and permission of graduate program coordinator.

STAT642: Introduction to Stochastic Processes (3 hours lecture)

Generating functions, convolutions, recurrent events, random walk models, gambler's ruin problems, Markov chains and processes, time dependent stochastic processes, queuing theory and epidemic models. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 540 and permission of graduate program coordinator.

STAT645: Advanced Topics in Statistics (3 hours lecture)

Recent developments in statistical science. Topics such as data mining, statistical genomics, computationally intensive data-analytic methods, statistical consulting, dynamic statistical graphics and visualization, applied time series analysis. May be repeated with no limit as long as the topic is different. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Permission of graduate program coordinator.

STAT646: Multivariate Analysis (3 hours lecture)

Analysis of multiple response variables simultaneously; covariance and the multivariate normal distribution; manova, discriminant functions; principle components and canonical correlations. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: STAT 541, STAT 548 and permission of graduate program coordinator.

STAT647: Practicum in Statistics II

An applied experience in which students work with practitioners in industry, government or research organizations utilizing advanced statistical techniques in a research setting. Students will be expected to exhibit the ability to work independently on projects involving advanced techniques in experimental design, analysis and interpretation of data. May be repeated once. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: STAT 542, STAT 545, at least one 600-level course, and permission of graduate program coordinator.

STAT648: Advanced Statistical Methods (3 hours lecture)

Advanced statistical concepts and methods used by statistical scientists in the analysis of designed experiments and observational studies. Response surface methodology, analysis of covariance, the general linear model, the cell means model and the analysis of variance of unbalanced or messy data. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: STAT 544, STAT 547, STAT 548, and permission of graduate program coordinator.

STAT649: Independent Study in Statistics

Independent study under the direction of a faculty member, offering the opportunity to pursue topics in statistics which may be outside the scope of regular curricular offerings or may be an extension of an existing course or courses. Approval must be obtained from the graduate coordinator and faculty advisor. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits during the graduate program. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Permission of graduate program coordinator and departmental approval.