Graduate Certificate in Vocology Online

Gain marketable skills to broaden your career opportunities as a voice professional with our online Graduate Certificate in Vocology

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Program Overview

Lamar Online Degree Tuition Cost
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18 months
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Degree Credit Hours Required
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Vocology is the study and practice of voice habilitation. The Vocology Certificate at Lamar University provides cutting-edge theoretical and practical knowledge while giving you a more marketable skillset. The Vocology Certificate has wide-ranging benefits if you are looking to improve your professional opportunities, such as tenure in a university setting or as a speech pathologist.

This vocology program is the only one of its kind online. The curriculum gives you a strong foundation in acoustics, the anatomy and physiology of the vocal mechanism, and the ability to analyze and interpret information. The coursework includes essential knowledge about voice production and enables you to be an exceptional collaborator with interdisciplinary professionals.

LU has historically strong programs in music and speech and the hearing sciences, as well as trained faculty specialists. LU is also a member of the Pan American Vocology Association (PAVA).

Lamar University is a member of the Pan American Vocology Association (PAVA). PAVA fosters the field of vocology through the creation and development of professional standards and credentials in voice habilitation while promoting the enhancement of established credentials.

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The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing the Graduate Certificate in Vocology. Our tuition is affordable, and can be paid by the course.

$5,832 Total program cost

Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice due to action by the Board of Regents or the Texas State Legislature.

Financial Aid

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Our Graduate Certificate in Vocology online features multiple start dates to accommodate your busy schedule. Find the start date that works best for you and apply before the application deadline associated with it.

Upcoming Start Dates:

Apply by:12/21/22
Start Class:1/17/23

8 week courses Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Payment Due Last Class Day
Spring I 01/17/2023 12/21/2022 01/03/2023 01/09/2023 03/07/2023
Spring II 03/08/2023 02/15/2023 02/22/2023 02/27/2023 05/02/2023

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The Graduate Certificate in Vocology online program has specific requirements that applicants must meet to enroll. Please read the admission guidelines to ensure you qualify.

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Applicants need an undergraduate degree from an accredited university.

  • Submit your application and one-time $25 application fee online
  • Submit transcripts from all colleges/universities you have attended
  • Submit all required supplemental application materials. This includes:
    - Two letters of recommendation
    - A detailed CV
    - A personal statement that can be in a .doc/.pdf format or a video vile/YouTube link that highlights your professional experience and details your professional goals within the field of vocology.


Students are required to complete 18 hours of coursework for the online Vocology Certificate. 

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This online course addresses basic human communication and swallowing processes. The course includes both formative and summative assessments.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Speech production is a complex process involving several systems including the neural, respiratory, phonatory, resonatory, and articulatory systems in our body. This online course will deal with the articulatory, phonatory, and resonatory science of speech production.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Voice evaluation is a process of using subjective and objective tools to evaluate the parameters involved in voice production. This online course will teach students about the parameters and measures of voice production that are critical to understanding laryngeal function during speech and singing.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 1
Auditory perceptual evaluation of voice during speech and singing enables successful clinical and artistic description of voice parameters. Students in this online course will go through a series of voice samples. Auditory, acoustic, and instrumental analysis of voice samples with correlation to physiological basis of voice production will enable students to develop ear training.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
This online course will review theoretical aspects of teaching the singing/acting voice. The material presented in this course will prepare the student in the understanding and application of the language used by teachers of singing.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
This online course includes an overview of the research, resources, and history of vocology. Students in this course will read and review books and articles written by principle exponents of the field. By the end of this course the student will develop an understanding of the evolution of vocology, the underlying principles and philosophies of the subject, and recognize important exponents and professional organizations associated with the field.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
This online course will review basic voice disorders and demonstrate current principles of voice therapy and vocology. Empirical data of evidence-based approaches will be analyzed to understand the efficacy of these approaches.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This online course will allow students to apply principles of anatomy, physiology, pedagogy, and literature to the habilitation of the performing voice.  Students will be provided with applicable tools and resources to aid them in their professional endeavors.
*Price includes distance learning fee.
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