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

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


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

Three students received Undergraduate Research Awards for SPLH projects in the Spring 2018 semester!  Congratulations to Grace Carlson (mentored by Navin Viswanathan), Beth Fentress (mentored by Holly Storkel) and Bri Marsh (mentored by Jon Brumberg).

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

Holly Storkel and Navin Viswanathan receive Friends of the Life Span Institute Investigator Awards in 2017

McKenzie Butcher is one of 13 students to receive Undergraduate Research Awards in fall 2017

Kate DeJarnette, a student in KU’s speech-language pathology program, walks us through why she chose to study augmentative and alternative communication.

Explore a degree in audiology or speech-language pathology at the University of Kansas

"The Impact of Parenting on Fragile X Syndrome" in "Research Features", UK online science magazine, featuring research by Steven F. Warren and Nancy C.Brady

KU to present University Scholarly Achievement Award to Nancy Brady on April 10, 2017

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