80+ Years of Science and Service at The University of Arizona

Welcome page pictureWelcome 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.

Frank Musiek, Ph.D. joins SLHS faculty Fall 2014!

Frank Musiek, Ph.D.

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!

logo_vertical jpegHomecoming 2014!

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.


Bilingualism, Multiculterism, and Non-Mainstream Dialects

Preschool Language Summer Camp

Camp completes its 5th successful year at SLHS

SLHS Welcomes Its Biggest Class Yet

SURVEY: Current Perspectives on Accessibility of Hearing Aids

SLHS in partnership with the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hear of Hearing

Upcoming Events

Fall 2014 Colloquium Series

Andrew Lotto, PhD, to present “What Makes Music Simply Irresistible?: Earworms, Auditory Cognitive Science and Robert Palmer”

100th Homecoming November 8

SLHS Open House prior to Homecoming parade