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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.


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

An Evening with TBI: "The Crash Reel"

The Crash Reel


**UPDATE: Thanks to all who joined us on Friday for the event! About 60 people joined us for the evening, which ended with an amazing panel discussion. Thanks to all the volunteers and panelists for participating, and keep an eye out on our Facebook page for some pictures of the night.***

Please join us Friday, March 7 at 6:30 pm in Shevlin Hall 110 for a screening of "The Crash Reel," a documentary about snowboarder Kevin Pearce and his experience with and recovery from a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Kevin's story is beautifully told here, the highs and lows both, but this movie is particularly important because it addresses what so many people experience after a brain injury – the struggle to adjust, accept, and evolve into a new, but equally valid and valuable new self.

You can watch the trailer here:

Stay with us afterwards for the panel discussion "After the Crash: Living and Succeeding with TBI." We'll have students who have returned to college after a brain injury, as well as our resident expert on TBI and Cognitive Rehabilitation, Dr. Mary Kennedy, to answer your questions about TBI. Katy O'Brien, a PhD student in the NeuroCognitive Communication Lab, will moderate.

NSSLHA will provide light refreshments during the screening. Doors open at 6pm.

The full event flyer can be found here. If you'll be there, please RSVP for the event here.

--This event is made possible through the generosity of the Gerald M. Siegel Student Initiative Fund.--

2013 ASHA Convention- Chicago, IL

2013 ASHA Convention








We all had a great time at the 2013 ASHA Convention, in Chicago: AuD/PhD student Adam Svec received the ASHA New Century Doctoral Scholarship, faculty members Dr. Benjamin Munson and Dr. Mary RT Kennedy became ASHA Fellows, and all of our presenters had a great time showing off their research.

The University of MN - Twin Cities at ASHA

Also take a look at our Facebook photo gallery of pictures from the weekend: 2013 ASHA Convention!

Applying for Graduate School?

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

Praxis, Program Completion, and Employment Rates (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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