Clinical and Experimental Neurolinguistics

SchoolSchool of Rehabilitation
DepartmentDepartment of Speech Therapy
DegreeM.Sc. (Master of Science).

Program Description: 

Speech and language are influenced by biological, environmental, neurological, psychological, linguistic, and educational factors. In some cases, various aspects of each type of speech and language disorder, under the influence of these factors, are changed into very complex and resistant problems; hence, their identification and remediation requires more knowledge. 

Achieving sufficient knowledge requires research on all aspects of speech and language which itself requires the integration of both knowledge and research skills in clinical and experimental neurolinguistics. 


In this program of study, students will learn accurate laboratory measurement of different components of speech and language, will study the complex and difficult aspects of their disorders, and become familiar with methods of identifying these disorders in children and adults. They will also be taught Laboratory skills and research methods.

With regard to the fundamental differences in the components and structure of speech and language in different languages, and considering that natural indicators and criteria of this skill in biological and pathological aspects are determined according to the natural characteristics of speakers of any language, the necessity of establishing this program in order to increase global knowledge is self-evident. Students, by employing laboratory equipment used in the theoretical and actual aspects of language processing, gain necessary knowledge and skills about problems, features and disorders of language. In addition, by relying on the knowledge of neurolinguistics to explore the general parameters of speech and language as well as specific, local characteristics of language disorders, students will undertake research on normal and abnormal language.



General Competencies

  • Identifying physical and environmental factors affecting language and its disorders
  • Research, discovery and measurement of linguistic norms of society
  • Developing indicators and methods of measuring and evaluating language skills
  • Developing a research plan focusing on the theoretical foundations of language processing and its disorders
  • Implementation of a local research project in the field of language and its disorders


Admission Requirements

General Requirement: To apply for this program, you will need to fulfill a number of requirements, which can be found in the Graduate Admission Requirements.

Specific Requiremetns:  Holding a Bachelor’s degree (B.Sc.) in Communication Disorders , Speech pathology and Audiology , Speech and Language Pathology , Linguistics , Psychology  received in Iran or abroad

The eligible candidate should have successfully completed an approved related Degree program and should be proficient in English or Persian. Psychology

Admission Deadline

Tehran University of Medical Sciences has a rolling application system and reviews student applications all year round.

However, the deadline for the September intake is June 31.

Education Fees and Yearly Expenses

For complete and comprehensive information about fees and expenses, please refer to the Education Fees and Yearly Expenses section.

Duration: 2.5 years


Courses and number of credits:


Prerequisite courses:                  4 credits  

Special Courses:                           24 credits

Thesis:                                          4 credits

Total:                                            32 credits

Program Curriculum

For more information, please download the Program Curriculum of Clinical and Experimental Neurolinguistics

Contact Information:

In case of any inquiries, you can contact the Office of International representative of the Department of  Speech Therapy  Tehran University of Medical Sciences through the following:

Contact Person : Dr. Seyyedeh Maryam Khoddami   

Tel.:  (+98 21)  77534133

Email  :


Address: Department of Speech Therapy, Rehabilitation Faculty, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Pitch-e-ShemiranSt., Enghelab St,Tehran, Iran

To contact the Office of International Admissions, please use the following information:

Tel.: (+98 21) 8890 2090-93, Ext.: 169


Address: No. 21, Dameshgh St., Vali-e Asr Ave., Tehran 1416753955, Iran

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