Our masters program involves both coursework exploring the nature, diagnosis, and treatment of communication disorders across the lifespan and hands-on training in the department’s in-house and external pediatric and adult clinical practicum sites. Our masters students are encouraged to become involved in cutting-edge research with the program’s internationally-recognized research faculty. Our program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Our students may have opportunities that include the Aphasia Clinic, the Cochlear Implant Habilitation Program, the Autism Clinic Extension, Diamond Children’s/University of Arizona Medical Center, Chapel Haven West, The Child Language Center/Wings on Words Program, the ALS/MDA Clinic located at University of Arizona Medical Center, and and working with clients with AAC. We have many additional opportunities not listed here.
We offer a traditional two-year MS program for students with a background in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences as well a three-year MS program designed for students with a background in another area of study. Determination of the two-year vs. three-year track is made by the faculty based on a review of each application.
The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at The University of Arizona offers graduate education regarding the science of human communication and disorders, training for clinical careers in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and preparation for research careers in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences.
Our faculty members are active researchers, dynamic classroom instructors, and leaders in the profession. Students learn foundational knowledge, cutting-edge research findings, and evidence-based practice in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.
We offer the following graduate degree and certificate programs:
Doctor of Audiology (AuD)
Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (MS)
Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (PhD)
Bilingual Audiology (Certificate)
Bilingual Speech-Language Pathology (Certificate)
Detailed information about the application process is available here: https://slhs.arizona.edu/graduate-program-application-instructions
Primary Application: Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS)
Secondary Application: UA Graduate College Application
GRE General test
TOEFL or IELTS (for non-native English speakers)
Domestic Applicants: January 15
International Applicants: January 15
We do not offer Spring or Summer admission.
The Master of Science academic preparation and clinical training is broad based, including coursework across a range of communication disorders.
The Master of Science degree (SLP) requires a minimum of 36 graduate credit hours distributed across specific areas as indicated below:
Optional Completion of Thesis: maximum of 6 units
This total does not include academic credit earned for clinical practicum.