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The Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences offers internationally recognized programs in speech-language-hearing sciences, audiology, and speech-language pathology that provide outstanding opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to pursue academic and clinical careers.


Gerald M. Siegel (1932-2014) - A tribute

Gerald M Siegel

The Journal of Fluency Disorders just published a touching tribute to SLHS faculty emeritus Gerald M. Siegel. Please see the article online here, or download a print version.

Citation: Ingham, R.J. Gerald M. Siegel (1932–2014) – A tribute. Journal of Fluency Disorders (2015),

The Department also hosted a tribute to Gerald M. Siegel on October 16. You can download the tribute here or watch it below.




In all programs, we strive to serve scholars within the University and broader community with interwoven coursework and clinical and research experiences. These enable students to better understand the complexities of human communication across the life span, and to be sensitive to the personal, social, academic, and vocational consequences of difficulties in communication.

Strategic Plan

The Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences is pleased to announce that it has been granted an eight-year accreditation cycle from the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. This accreditation cycle runs from April 1, 2012 through March 31, 2020. 

The Master's Degree program in Speech-Language Pathology and the Professional Doctorate program in Audiology (Au.D.) are accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Blvd, Rockville, MD 20850, Telephone: 800-638-8255


Applying for Graduate School?

Our graduate programs offer students the opportunity to pursue a wide variety of academic, clinical and research interests. Learn More

Student Outcome Data (PDF)

Funding Opportunities for Prospective PhD Students in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences

Bilingual and Multicultural Emphasis Program in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

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