Undergraduate students can pursue a B.A., B.S., or minor in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences. Graduate students can obtain a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology, including a bilingual training track, a clinical doctorate in Audiology, or a research focused Ph.D. The Ph.D. can be combined with an Au.D. or clinical training in Speech-Language Pathology.
A breadth of training
Our courses provide a foundation in the field, with courses in hearing, speech, and language science, hearing and speech anatomy and physiology, aspects of cognitive and communication across the lifespan, audiology, and speech language pathology. Undergraduates can fulfill their foreign language requirement by taking our American Sign Language (ASL) course sequence and can meet diversity in the U.S. requirements through our course on Deaf culture.
A top-ranked program
Our faculty’s research addresses the fundamental aspects of communication—speech, language, and hearing. Our department is highly regarded for its research profile and consistently places in the top 20 of its kind nationally among various evaluations. We also have an excellent student job placement record.
Clinics & Services
Our department is home to the Hearing Clinic, Speech-Language Clinic, evaluation clinics, a Language Based Preschool program, Bilingual Services and several support groups. Evaluation and treatment is available to people of all ages throughout south-central Indiana.
Notice to patients
Per university guidelines limiting face-to-face contact, the Speech and Hearing Clinic at IU is not seeing patients until after July 1. If you have questions, call (812) 855-7439.
See for yourself
Extraordinary Moments: Kate Danker
Kate Danker, a graduate student in the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, worked in the department’s preschool program for language development. This program brings campus and community together, offering students a place to employ the skills they’ve learned in the classroom and change the world one child at a time.