Communication Sciences and Disorders
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders offers the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Speech and Hearing Science, the Master of Science (MS) degree in Speech-Language Pathology, the Professional Doctorate of Audiology (AuD) degree, and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree.
Our B.S. degree in Speech and Hearing Science is the preparatory degree for our M.S. degree in Speech-Language Pathology and our AuD degree in Audiology. A Masters degree is the minimum degree required to be able to practice as a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in the United States. The AuD is the minimum degree required to practice as a licensed Audiologist. Our Ph.D. program is designed for training outstanding research scientists in the fields of communication disorders and speech and hearing sciences.
The clinical Master's Degree (MS) in Speech-Language Pathology and the Professional Doctorate (AuD) in Audiology at the University of Utah are both accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.