Welcome

We are pleased that you are interested in our programs in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and would welcome your application. We currently have approximately 120 undergraduate students and 140 graduate students (including masters and doctoral). Our students hail from all corners of Utah, the United States, and the World.

We believe that you will find our faculty and program to be of the highest academic quality. The faculty teach and conduct research in a variety of areas in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Out of approximately 300 Speech and Hearing Science programs in the United States, The University of Utah was recently ranked #6 by Academic Analytics. (Academic Analytics assesses the scholarly productivity of faculty using their book and journal publications, journal article citations, federally-funded research grants, and honorific awards.)

Requirements for admission to our graduate programs are the same whether you are applying for admission to our Master's (MA or MS) or Doctoral (AuD or PhD) program.

If you are interested in pursuing a graduate degree in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology and have not had the necessary background at the undergraduate level, please be sure that you are aware of the requirements for admission as stated for non-matriculated students.

Our clinical training programs in both Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology are accredited by the Council of Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA) is very active in the Department, and we encourage all students to join.

Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Employment Information

Jobs in both Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology are in high demand in the state of Utah and nationwide. Job growth for Speech-Language Pathologists are expected to increase by 21% between 2014 and 2024 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Dept. of Labor. For Audiologists, job growth is expected to increase 29% between 2014 and 2024. Through 2024 government economists expect a yearly increase of 28,900 new Speech-Language Pathology positions and 3,800 new Audiology positions.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Speech-Language Pathologists earned an average salary of $71,550 in 2013. In 2014, the average annual earnings in the industries with the highest levels of employment in Speech-Language pathologists were:

Elementary and Secondary Schools $63,440
Offices of other health practitioners $77,500
General medical and surgical hospitals $77,660
Nursing care facilities $88,920

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Audiologists earned an average salary of $73,060 in 2013. In 2014, the average annual earnings in industries with the highest levels of employment in audiology were:

Offices of Physicians $72,100
Offices of other health practitioners $73,350
Health and Personal Care Stores $69,670
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals $78,070

Graduate Program Statistics: Speech-Language Pathology (MS) and Audiology (AuD)

Graduate Program Completion Rates (%)

Academic Year SLP AuD
2015-2016 37/37 (100%) 9/10 (90%)
2014-2015 44/45 (98%) 9/9 (100%)
2013-2014 39/40 (98%) 3/5 (60%)
Average 120/122 (98%) 21/24 (88%)

Employment Rate in the Professions (%)

Academic Year SLP AuD
2015-2016 37/37 (100%) 9/9 (100%)
2014-2015 44/44 (100%) 9/9 (100%)
2013-2014 39/39 (100%) 3/3 (100%)
Average 100% 100%

Residential Graduate Programs - PRAXIS Pass Rates (%)

Academic Year SLP AuD
2015-2016 37/37 (100%) 9/9 (100%)
2014-2015 44/44 (100%) 9/9 (100%)
2013-2014 39/39 (100%) 3/3 (100%)
Average 100% 100%

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