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.
Our Department had its origins in the 1930′s when 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 now 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.
News for Undergraduate Students: SLHS 483 Principles of Audiology will be taught during Summer Session II 2013.
*Accreditation: The graduate degree programs in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at the University of Arizona are accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, (800) 498-2071 or (301) 296-5700.
News and Events
Wednesday, May 8th, 2013
Stephanie L. Adamovich, PhD, CCC-A, to present on “One Middle Ear Hearing Implant is Better than Two Hearing Aids: A look at patient satisfaction and speech perception outcomes.”
Cass Faux receives ArSHA President’s Award
Amy LaCross, PhD, to present on “Single motor unit activity in the genioglossus during vowel articulation.”
Kathy Redden, 2nd Year MS student to present on her thesis, “Using percent consonants correct (PCC) as a diagnostic measure of bilingual children.”
Michelle R. Cucci, PhD, CCC-SLP to present on “Implications from Translational Models of Cranial Sensorimotor Deficits in Parkinsonism.”
Suzanne Curtin, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Calgary, to present on “Speech Preferences of Infants at Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder.”