A research-active department

The mission of our department is to serve the community by advancing innovative basic and applied research in communication sciences and disorders for the purpose of knowledge acquisition, student education, professional training, and clinical practice.

Our department is highly regarded within the profession for its research profile. This is documented by means of grants attained, national honors received, editorial appointments undertaken, NIH review participation, and other objective measures. Various evaluations, such as those from U.S. News & World Report and The Chronicle of Higher Education, have consistently placed our department in the top 20 of its kind nationally.