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Communication Sciences and Disorders

Welcome to the Department of

Communication Sciences & Disorders

The Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs related to speech-language pathology and audiology. Our department provides education, research, and clinical opportunities related to communication sciences and disorders. The department's clinical programs are fully accredited, demonstrating that they meet rigorous quality standards for the training of future speech-language pathologists and audiologists.

Degrees and Certificate

The College of Health offers a range of degree programs in speech, language, and hearing sciences to prepare students for careers in these fields. The programs provide the academic foundation, clinical training, and research skills needed for these professions.

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University of Utah Health's Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic is a professional outpatient clinic that serves the greater Salt Lake City community. The clinic also serves as a training program for graduate students in speech-language pathology and audiology.

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Speech and Hearing Clinic Location

Learning Abroad

This one-week program will provide students with theoretical and experimental learning opportunities in beautiful Oaxaca City, Mexico. Students participate in learning projects with local education and health agencies, and participate in guided cultural tours within Oaxaca City, Mexico and its nearby towns.

Learning Abroad in Oaxaca

Students conducting a speech assessment in Oaxaca


The master's degree title (M.S.) residential education program in speech-language pathology and the doctoral degree (Au.D) residential education program in audiology at the University of Utah are 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, 800-498-2017 or 301-296-5700. 



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Accreditation for Communication Sciences and Disorders

    The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders mission is to prepare highly competent and caring professional Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists. The department provides undergraduate students a strong background in the basic processes underlying typically developing speech, language, and hearing and graduate students world-class pedagogical and clinical experiences. As a preeminent research and teaching department with national and global reach, we are committed to providing an academic environment in which the highest standards of scholarship and clinical service are practiced. All faculty, staff, and students promote a climate of respect for all that cultivates and sustains transformative practices in the classroom, clinic, and community.

    1. Advance knowledge through innovative basic and clinical research and scholarship.
    2. Provide outstanding pre-professional training in speech, language and hearing science.
    3. Train competent and caring speech-language pathologists, audiologists, educators, and research scientists.
    4. Provide compassionate, comprehensive, evidence-based clinical services to the community.
    5. Raise awareness of the professions of audiology and speech-language pathology and to recruit exceptional students to our programs.

    Our previous strategic plan was implemented in 2017 and you can view progress through July 2022.

    Student Achievement

    We've tracked program completion, PRAXIS pass rates, and employment for our recent graduates to help you see how successful our program is.


    U Graduates

    Why Utah?

    Breathtaking beauty, unparalleled collaboration, remarkable facilities, and visionary leadership were just a few of the reasons we thought of before coming up with a different question: Why not Utah?

    University of Utah Campus

    Message from the Chair

    “Welcome to the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Utah. The Department supports the mission and vision of University of Utah Health and the University of Utah by providing excellence in education, research, and clinical services related to the disciplines of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. Our Department is an exciting place to learn and work. Our faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized scholars, who are advancing clinical and theoretical knowledge through their research in speech, language, and hearing."

    Michael Blomgren, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA-F,
    Professor and Dept. Chair

    Michael Blomgren


    Contact Us

    Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders

    390 S 1530 E, Suite 1201 BEH SCI
    Salt Lake City, Utah 84112

    Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic

    417 Wakara Way
    Salt Lake City, Utah 84108