The University of Arizona

2015 Doctor of Audiology Graduates

SLHS conferred 11 Doctor of Audiology degrees in May. Johnna Tanji was honored as Jean R. Guloien Outstanding Graduate Student. Our graduates are moving on to positions in health care and private practice.

Top 12 Ranking in Audiology

SLHS is proud to rank in the top 12 for graduate programs in audiology as rated by US News and World Report. We have held top positions since the inception of the rankings in 1983.

Barbara Cone: Teacher, researcher, and ASHA Vice President

Dr. Cone serves as part of a dynamic team of leaders who meet American Speech-Language-Hearing Association members' wants, needs, and trends. Read More

2015 Master of Science Graduates

SLHS conferred 21 Master of Science degrees in May. Danielle Encinas and Stephanie Yagata were honored as Jean R. Guloien Outstanding Graduate Students. Our graduates are moving on to positions in health care, early intervention, and educational settings.

SLHS Emeritus Faculty

SLHS celebrated our Emeritus Faculty who led the department and the profession to excellence. Honorees included Drs. Daniel Boone, Audrey Holland, Ralph Shelton, William Hodson and Theodore Glatke (all pictured). Other honorees were Drs. Hixon, Matkin, Curlee, DeFeo, Swisher and Bayless.

2015 Bachelor of Science Graduates

SLHS conferred 76 Bachelor of Science degrees in May. Alexa Bautista was honored for Excellence in Undergraduate research. Marisa Marsteller was honored as Outstanding Senior.

Top 5 Ranking in Speech-Language Pathology

SLHS is proud to rank in the top 5 for graduate programs in speech-language pathology as rated by US News and World Report. We have held top positions since the inception of the rankings in 1983.

80+ Years of Excellence

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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, leaders in the profession, 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.

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.


“TRACKS” – The Arizona Ear Worm Project

A short film highlighting collaboration of Andrew Lotto, PhD, Don Traut, PhD, and Dan Kruse.

UA News Blog: Measuring Hearing Flexibility

Kathy Carbonell shares her passion in her research

Press Release: UA Researchers Seek to find if Better Hearing may Halt or Reverse the Slide into Senility

Nicole Marrone, PhD, Assistant Professor in SLHS, is collaborating with the Depts. of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and Psychology

SLHS Professor Brad Story on Science Friday

Host Ira Flatow interviewed Dr. Story for “The Long Quest to Make Machines Talk”

Upcoming Events

SAVE THE DATE: September 11 for GB Workshop and Registration Info

Peter Ramig, PhD, scheduled to present on intervention strategies with children and adolescents who stutter