Master’s students in speech-language pathology are required to write a graduate research paper or thesis. Opportunities to work with faculty members on research projects in their areas of expertise are available as well as opportunities to present at local, state, and national conferences. The instrumentation and equipment within the department is often used for data acquisition.
The University of Tulsa supports undergraduate and graduate research with grants, an annual research colloquium, and some travel funds for presentation. Current research topics in the department include voice changes in women based on hormonal changes, patient satisfaction with the TU Cleft Palate team, perspectives of various groups on the importance of bilingual language development, effects of mild traumatic brain injury on student athlete’s academic performance, and listener’s perspectives of female speech samples.