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.


2015 Spring Colloquium Series

Giau Le, BS, to present on “Provider Perspectives on the Accessibility of Hearing Healthcare in Arizona”

SLHS Collaboration with The Tree Ring Lab and SNRE

Day-long camp for adolescents with ASD titled “If Trees Could Talk” big success

SLHS Scholarships for 2015-2016

SLHS Professor Brad Story on Science Friday

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

Upcoming Events

UA Science Cafe at SaddleBrooke

Faculty members Jenny Hoit and Robin Samlan to present “Vocal Fitness”

Visitation Days for 2015 SLHS Applicants

Visitations day: Monday, March 23rd and Friday, April 3rd

Spring 2015 Colloquium Series April 8

Fourth year AuD research project presentations

Lectures of Auditory Disorders and Sciences Series

Jos Eggermont, PhD, Professor Emeritus at the University of Calgary to present on current research investigating long-term effects of non-traumatic noise on the adult auditory system