Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Gain foundational knowledge in human communication and the disorders that affect our ability to communicate effectively. From pursuing specialized research interests in the department’s state-of-the-art labs to gaining real-world experience in the M.D. Steer clinics, you will be prepared with the skills needed for the healthcare workforce and graduate studies in speech-language pathology or audiology.Ready to Apply?
The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences’ speech-language pathology and audiology programs are consistently ranked among the top 10 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report and are accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. These programs train you as clinician-scientists in schools, hospitals, private practice and more. The department also offers a stellar PhD program to launch your successful career.
Faculty in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences are audiologists, speech-language pathologists, engineers, linguists, neuroscientists, physiologists and psychologists who are focused on advancing the fields of speech, language and hearing. Our research broadly falls within one or more of the following areas: hearing science and hearing disorders; language science, language disorders and disabilities; and speech, swallowing and voice science and disorders.Learn More
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences is committed to fostering diversity, equity and inclusion in our learning, research and clinics. We care deeply about the well-being of SLHS students. Among other initiatives, the department offers networking opportunities with SLHS alumni and students from underrepresented populations.Learn More
The department’s wide range of clinics, programs and services are designed to serve the community while allowing students to put their classroom skills to practice alongside professional practitioners. From offering amplification devices to adults experiencing hearing loss to providing gender-affirming voice and communication training, community outreach is an important component of faculty, staff and student work.Learn More