Welcome to the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences on the beautiful campus of The University of Arizona. Our top-ranked Department offers undergraduate and graduate education regarding the science of human communication and disorders, training for clinical careers in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and preparation for research careers in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences.
It has been more than 80 years since the first University of Arizona Speech Clinic was established. We became a Department in 1971, and the University of Arizona quickly emerged as a national leader in the fields of Speech Pathology, Audiology, and the sciences that support these clinical professions.
Current graduate school rankings by US News and World Report indicate:
Speech-Language Pathology Program* = 5th in the U.S.
Audiology Program* = 12th in the U.S.
Our faculty are leaders in the profession who are active researchers and dynamic classroom teachers. Undergraduate and graduate students learn foundational knowledge, cutting-edge research findings, and evidence-based practice in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.
We are part of the School of Mind, Brain and Behavior in the College of Science where the opportunity for interdisciplinary coursework and research provides a rich experience for undergraduate and graduate students.
News for Graduate Students: We offer a Bilingual Certificate in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology. The program allows graduate students to specialize in evidence-based methods of assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of bilingual children and adults with speech, language, and hearing impairments.
Dr. Frank Musiek is a renowned hearing researcher, scholar, teacher and clinical audiologist. His research on electrophysiology and central auditory processing has led to the discovery and implementation of numerous tools that are widely used for assessment of the auditory brainstem and central auditory pathways. His research career has contributed in a substantial way to understanding of the anatomy, physiology and neurophysiology of the human auditory system. In addition to his immense contributions to clinical science and practice, Dr. Musiek is known for his strengths as a teacher and mentor. We are thrilled that he will be joining us in Arizona!
Mark your calendars for the 100th Anniversary of the first University of Arizona Homecoming. Homecoming 2014 Weekend is November 6-8. SLHS is planning activities for Saturday, November 8. Look for emails and updates on the website.
Rosemary Lester to defend July 16, 2014 from 1:00 to 2:00pm at SLHS
Jimmy Griffitts, 3rd year AuD student, to present “Does the acceptable noise level test have electrophysiologic correlates?”
Celebrate Graduation on Thursday, May 15; tickets on sale until May 9
Spencer Smith to present on “The Audiologist’s role in vestibular/balance assessment and rehabilitation”
12:00 to 12:50 in SLHS Room 205
10:00AM – 12:00Noon in SLHS Room 205
Friday, September 19, 2014 at the UA BIO5 Institute
Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 from 8:00AM – 12:15PM in SLHS Room 205
Friday, October 3, 2014 at UA Student Union