Our department trains students for in-demand careers in speech-language pathology and audiology through academic coursework and hands-on experience in the on-campus UNCG Speech and Hearing Center.
Our academic and clinical faculty are highly sought after and cover a range of specialties areas, including stuttering, language disorders, auditory processing, cochlear implants, aphasia, school-age language disorders, and traumatic brain injury.
All faculty are active in the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and frequently present research findings at the annual ASHA conventions. In addition, students at all levels have the opportunity to participate in research and/or community projects and present at conferences.
Undergraduate students can choose a speech-language pathology or audiology track and graduate ready to pursue graduate education, which is required to work in either field. At the master’s level, UNCG’s competitive program offers both an on-campus and online M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology. On-campus master’s students have the opportunity to work with clients and clinical educators in the Speech and Hearing Center during their first semester in graduate school.
Both programs are accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The Ph.D. program in Communication Sciences and Disorders is offered for full- and part-time study, and a part-time distance learning option is available.
The department is known for its commitment to student mentoring, student success, and fostering a close-knit community within a large university. Students in our programs have excellent graduate school acceptance rates and job placement rates when graduating from the M.A. or Ph.D. programs. Following graduation, students may work in school systems, private practices, skilled nursing facilities, acute care or rehabilitation hospitals, research labs, or universities.