The University of Arizona

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.

ArizonaLEND Fellows

SLHS is proud to have four fellows in the ArizonaLEND Leadership Training Program. Danielle Beebe, Jinna Borgstrom, Madelaine Heath and Rui Motoyoshi will complete over 300 hours of engaged learning in leadership, life course theory, and interprofessional work.

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.

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.

UA Wheelchair Athlete Dana Mathewson

AuD student Dana Mathewson is a member of the highly successful Adaptive Athletics wheelchair tennis team and has her sites on Rio in 2016

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.

Externs Abroad

During Summer 2015, 2nd year MS student Madelaine Heath completed a six-week clinical placement at la Fundación Tierra Nueva in Quito, Ecuador, working with children with autism and cerebral palsy.

Externs Abroad

This past summer, 2nd year MS student Laura Burger used her bilingual and bi-cultural skills while completing an 8 week clinical placement with preschool and school-age children in Puerto Rico.

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

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.

We are now accepting applications to our AuD, MS, and PhD programs for 2016-17.

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.


Handouts from the CAPD workshop

“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

Upcoming Events

Fall 2015 Colloquium Series

Burris Duncan, MD, and Ted Trouard, PhD, to speak on “A study to evaluate in intense physiotherapeutic approach to young children with Cerebral Palsy”

10th Annual Meeting of the Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience Society

January 4-6, 2016 at SLHS