• Two SLP graduate students jokingly perform a hearing test on the UConn mascot Jonathan, who do to his ears, is unable to put on the headphones.

An Update from the SLHS Department on COVID-19

The Department is following the guidelines set forth by the university.  For additional information and university updates on COVID-19, we encourage you to visit UConn's COVID-19 information page.

Welcome

The vision of the SLHS Department is to be a premier program of integrated, high-quality, impactful research, education, clinical practice, outreach, and service in the speech, language, and hearing sciences.

Our mission is to carry out the following activities with the highest integrity and commitment to excellence:
1) Conduct and disseminate high-quality basic, translational, and applied research in the speech, language, and hearing sciences; 2) Educate and support graduate students and postdocs in becoming highly qualified, ethical, and discerning researchers, clinical practitioners, and other professionals in the speech, language, and hearing sciences; 3) Conduct and disseminate high-quality basic, translational, and applied research in the speech, language, and hearing sciences; and 4) Prepare undergraduate students for graduate study in the speech, language, and hearing sciences with a strong and comprehensive foundational curriculum.

We encourage you to learn more about our program by reading our Strategic Plan.

Research

The SLHS Department continuously strives to increase innovative research and scholarship.

Areas of active research currently include:

Aphasia

Auditory Brain

Aural Rehabilitation

Child Language and Reading Disorders

Cognitive Neuroscience of Speech and Language

Hearing Conservation

Speech Perception and Language Development

Spoken Language Processing

Academic Programs

The department offers an undergraduate program in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences as well as three graduate programs - 1) M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology; 2) Au.D. in Audiology; 3) Ph.D. with five areas of emphasis.

You can find Student Outcome Data for recent M.A. and Au.D. graduates here.

The Master of Arts (M.A.) education program in speech-language pathology {residential} and The Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.)  education program in audiology {residential} at the University of Connecticut is 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, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700

Clinical Graduate Programs

If you're interested in applying to our full-time Au.D. and M.A. (SLP) programs, then these links will be useful:
Au.D. program
M.A. (SLP) program
Admissions and application information

You can find Student Outcome data for recent graduates here.

Collaboration with Interprofessional Healthcare at UConn

SLHS is an enthusiastic part of the University committee that promotes and encourages Interprofessional Education and Interprofessional and Collaborative Practice. A graduate student in audiology and an undergraduate student in speech-language pathology serve on the Student Advisory Committee and two faculty members serve on the main committee (CIPEH).

In all, there are 11 professions and programs represented on the committee. See their website for more information on what the committee is working on this year.

Interprofessional Healthcare at UConn

Support Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences

We greatly appreciate the selflessness of donations from our alumni, clients, and the general community in order to enhance both the services within the Department and the UConn Speech and Hearing Clinic.

If you are interested in donating to the SLHS Department Communication Disorders Excellence Fund, please click below for more information -
Communication Disorders Excellence Fund

If you are interested in supporting the UConn Speech and Hearing Clinic Fund, please click below for more information -
Speech and Hearing Clinic Fund