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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.


Welcome back, Dr. Arlene Carney!

Arlene CarneyWe are pleased to announce the return of Dr. Arlene Carney, Ph.D. to the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences. Arlene was appointed vice provost for faculty and academic affairs in 2005, after serving as associate dean for academic programs in CLA from 2002 to 2005 and as department chair from 1999 to 2002.

Provost Karen Hanson recently recognized Dr. Carney's outstanding administrative abilities with these comments:

"A champion of the faculty, she has carried out transformative changes to the University's tenure regulations that have resulted in greater flexibility for faculty conducting interdisciplinary research, more rigorous University and department tenure and promotion standards, enhanced family-friendly policies for untenured faculty, and greater transparency and uniformity in the tenure and promotion process."

We are thrilled to have Dr. Carney re-join us in her tenure home in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences. Her award-winning contributions to the discipline of speech, language, and hearing sciences are significant, and her dynamic classroom teaching is something our students continue to cherish. Welcome back, Dr. Carney!


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

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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