80+ Years of Excellence

Welcome to the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences on the beautiful campus of The University of Arizona. Our top-ranked Department offers undergraduate and 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.

It has been more than 80 years since the first University of Arizona Speech Clinic was established. We became a Department in 1971, and the University of Arizona quickly emerged as a national leader in the fields of Speech Pathology, Audiology, and the sciences that support these clinical professions.

Current graduate school rankings by US News and World Report indicate:

Speech-Language Pathology Program = 7th in the U.S.
Audiology Program = 9th in the U.S.

Our faculty, leaders in the profession, are active researchers and dynamic classroom teachers. Undergraduate and graduate students learn foundational knowledge, cutting-edge research findings, and evidence-based practice in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.

News for Graduate Students: We offer a Bilingual Certificate in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology. The program allows graduate students to specialize in evidence-based methods of assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of bilingual children and adults with speech, language, and hearing impairments.


  • Friday, April 8, 2016

    James Dean named to National Committee

    James Dean, AuD, CCC-SLP, a member of our teaching faculty, was recently appointed to the National Advisory Committee... Read More
  • Wednesday, March 30, 2016

    SLHS Fellows in ArizonaLEND

    SLHS is proud to have four fellows in the ArizonaLEND Leadership Training Program. Danielle Beebe, Jinna Borgstrom,... Read More
  • Wednesday, March 30, 2016

    Externs Abroad

    SLHS strives to provide a well rounded clinical experience for every graduate student. Sometimes that experience takes... Read More
  • Monday, February 8, 2016

    AAS Travel Award Winner

    Diane Cheek, 3rd year AuD student in SLHS, recently received the 2016 Graduate Student Mentored Research Poster Travel... Read More