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Why Study Speech Language Hearing?

Communication is central to human behavior, and the treatment of communication disorders requires specialized knowledge and skills.

The Department of Speech Language Hearing and the Intercampus Program in Communication Disorders represents one of the country’s premier research and training programs in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, consistently ranked as a top program by U.S. News and World Report.

Beginning with the undergraduate experience, you'll find stimulating coursework, clinical observation and a variety of hands-on laboratory projects. The SPLH undergraduate degree prepares students for graduate study as well as for careers in a range of fields related to communication disorders including neuroscience, medicine and related health professions, education and assistive technology.

At the graduate level, a two-year master’s curriculum prepares future clinicians for practice as speech-language pathologists. An accelerated MA-SLP program combines undergraduate and graduate requirements within a five-year program.  At the doctoral level, we offer a two-year doctor of Speech Language Pathology degree, a four-year Doctorate of Audiology degree and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.

Our programs are accredited by the American Speech Language Hearing Association and the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Science and Disorders.At KU, world-class academic and clinical faculty integrate expertise among a diverse range of content areas in state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities to provide you with a comprehensive and rewarding educational experience, and a gateway into your future.