BHS: The undergraduate program in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, which leads to a Bachelor of Health Science (BHS) degree, fully prepares each student for graduate study in speech-language pathology or audiology. Note: A master’s degree is required for professional practice in speech-language pathology and a professional doctorate is required for professional practice in audiology. For more information, contact an adviser in the SHP Office of Student Services. MHS: The Master of Health Science (MHS) degree program prepares students for professional practice in speech-language pathology. Students in this program receive a strong academic and clinical background in current theory and application in the field of communication disorders from faculty who are committed to excellence in teaching and who are involved in clinical and basic research. Candidates for the MHS degree must complete a minimum of 48 credit hours of graduate coursework plus at least 375 hours of clinical practicum that is supervised by certified clinical faculty. For MHS advising, please contact Barbara McLay. PhD: The doctoral program in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences offers flexible and innovative, yet rigorous, preparation for students who desire an in-depth education beyond the master’s degree in the discipline. A doctoral student’s program of study will include not only advanced graduate coursework in communication disorders but also in areas complementary to the student’s research interests. For doctoral student advising please contact Stacy Wagovich.