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.
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.
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SLHS Diversity Statement
The Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences values diversity, equity, and inclusion as a core strength and essential element in the success of its mission. We strive to create an environment where respect for others supports meaningful dialogue across broad, interprofessional issues grounded in academic inquiry, research, and discovery. Our Department provides opportunities to serve and promote better communication to an evolving and increasingly diverse community. We are committed to:
- Ensuring equity and access across the broad range of our research, teaching, and clinical activities;
- Maintaining a culture in which all students, faculty, staff, and clients feel welcome, regardless of race, ethnicity, language or dialect, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability status, educational credentials, socioeconomic status, immigration status, and other forms of difference;
- Valuing myriad and differing intellectual contributions, political and ideological views, and lived experiences for their capacity to enrich the learning process and contribute to the Department's success, and;
- Cultivating our students' skills to address the needs of diverse populations, to value inclusion and equity, and to practice ethically across research, teaching and clinical practice.
We believe that tangible educational, organizational, and personal benefits result from applying a critical lens to ourselves and our environment, individually and collectively examining our biases, assumptions, and worldviews, and challenging and mitigating structural inequities. Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is grounded in our aspiration to cultivate intellectual rigor and curiosity among our students and to prepare them to thrive in and contribute to a globally diverse, complex, and interconnected world.