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Student Research

Graduate Theses

The Davies School of Communication Sciences & Disorders at TCU offers and encourages thesis opportunities for students interested in pursuing a research experience at the graduate level. Our faculty are nationally-recognized experts in their areas of specialty and we encourage you to take advantage of mentoring opportunities in these areas.

A thesis option is available for both the traditional and bilingual tracks of the graduate program. The thesis option requires a minimum of six thesis hours which replace six academic course hours, e.g., you enroll in thesis hours instead of two academic courses. You will write and present your research findings in lieu of the graduate comprehensive exams.

Graduate Assistants

COSD graduate students who are awarded funding work as graduate assistants for eight hours per week. Many of these assignments involve working with a faculty member on research projects. As an active member of the research team, you will be engaged in project planning and data collection and analysis.

Undergraduate Honors Projects

The TCU Honors College offers the opportunity to discuss, explore, and dive into intellectual challenges during your undergraduate curriculum.  If you qualify for this distinction, you’ll participate in a research experience during the latter half of your undergraduate studies, which culminates in graduation with honors. Faculty in the Davies School of Communication Sciences & Disorders encourage honors projects and have mentored many successful students over the years.  More information can be found at the Honors College website.