The mission of the Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Program is to develop a theoretical perspective on human communication disorders and their clinical management. The undergraduate concentration is a pre-professional major within the liberal arts and sciences curriculum. Upon graduation, students pursue studies in one of two distinct areas offered within the graduate program leading to either professional or research degrees.
Clinical experiences in speech language pathology and audiology are important components of these degree programs and are offered in the UConn Speech and Hearing Clinic (located in the D.C. Phillips Communication Sciences Building) as well as at several external sites. Off-campus placements include acute and rehabilitation hospitals, long term-care facilities, out-patient clinics, birth-to-three agencies, schools, and private practice settings.
Our degree programs are accredited by the American Speech, Language, Hearing Association's (ASHA) Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA).
Five areas of emphasis are offered for the research Ph.D. degree: (1) speech pathology, (2) language, (3) audiology, (4) speech science, and (5) hearing science. The curriculum involves broad-based coursework and mentored experimental investigations followed by dissertation research.