Undergraduate Admissions


The Department of Speech-Language-Hearing: Sciences & Disorders at the University of Kansas, together with our sister department, Hearing & Speech at the University of Kansas Medical Center, is one of the country’s premier research and training programs in speech-language-hearing sciences. The Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorders is consistently ranked as a top program by U.S. News and World Report. 

Working with a Speech Device

Undergraduates study the basic processes of human communication. Programs are designed for the student who seeks a career in speech, language, or hearing or is interested in normal communication development and communication disorders. The majority of undergraduate courses are offered both fall and spring semester to maintain a smaller class size and facilitate timely graduation. Courses are taught using interactive formats that provide ample opportunity for hands-on experiential learning. Further, the department has been consistently recognized by the University for exceptional teaching, learning and advising. 

Once you are ready to declare a major, you will be assigned to the SPLH advisor to create your plan of study and an SPLH faculty mentor to help you plan additional experiences (e.g., research, clinical) to prepare you for your chosen career path. The SPLH website provides more details about our major, minor, and certificate programs as well as our co-curricular opportunities.

General information about undergraduate admission to the University of Kansas


News and events

Congratulations to Russell Johnston, Ph.D., Kristen Muller, Ph.D., and Kevin Pitt, Ph.D. for successfulling defending their dissertations this summer! 

Congratulations to Tiffany P. Hogan, Speech Language Pathology PhD alum, ASHA Fellowship of the Assiciation 2019 Award recipient.

Suzanne Adlof, one of our Speech Language Pathology MA/PhD alums now in South Carolina, received the presidential early career award in science/engineering.

Congratulations to Mindy Bridges, Assistant Professor, on receiving the School of Health Professions (SHP) Research Grant for her proposal: The Development of Language-Intensive Professional Development Modules for Prekindergarten Teachers.

Abby Enneking, 2nd year MA-SLP student, will be 1 of 2 students from Kansas to receive the Sertoma International Award.

Frank Kim, 2nd year MA-SLP student, will be the recipient of the SHP Dean's Diversity Scholarship.

Nancy Brady recently participated in the First Summit Forum of China Higher Education of Speech Language Pathology at East China Normal University in Shanghai China. Dr. Brady is pictured with Dr. Qiaoyun Liu, the department head and associate Dean at East Normal. Dr. Liu was a visiting scholar at KU in 2018. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss a consensus for curriculum in Speech Language Pathology in China.

SPLH/IPCD Graduation Ceremony Information Page, May 18, 2019

STUDENTS (Bridget Rennard and Anna Schaue) TO PRESENT AT KANSAS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH DAY AT THE CAPITOL

Dr. Julie Washington is coming as the invited speaker on February 11, 2019: The Annual Betty H. Bunce Multicultural Lecture 

Dr. Holly Storkel leads a research project aimed at developing effective interventions for kids with DLD called KAW Story. The project just earned a $1.5 million grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders to continue research with 60 Kansas kindergarteners across several school districts.

SPLH Professor, Holly Storkel, has been selected as Associate Dean for Academic Innovation & Student Success

SPLH Chair, Nancy Brady, has been promoted to Professor by Chancellor Douglas A. Girod - Chancellor announces faculty awarded promotion and tenure for 2018

Ana PaulMumy's TEDxKU talk- Placing Value on Human Imperfection

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