Welcome to the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

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Communication disorders encompass a wide variety of problems in speech, language, and hearing.

Speech and language impairments include voice disorder, articulation problems, fluency problems, aphasia, phonological problems, and delays in speech or language. Hearing impairments include partial hearing and deafness. We teach students to understand and treat these challenges throughout the entire lifespan of human development from early childhood through the elder years and encourage them to develop a holistic understanding of the communication process and to investigate new ways to expand the mind’s potential to formulate, absorb, and express ideas. We are consistently ranked one of the top programs in the United States. For example, the most recent version of US News and World Report ranked Speech and Language Pathology #7 and Audiology #13.

Contact Information

General Phone: (512) 471-4119
Graduate Admissions Phone:
(512) 471-2385
UT Speech & Hearing Center:
(512) 471-3841
Office: CMA 4.114
Fax: (512) 471-2957

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Undergraduate Program

The Undergraduate Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders offers specialization in Audiology, Deafness Studies/Deaf Education, and Speech-Language Pathology. Undergraduate students receive broad academic preparation in the normal processes of communication and its development, as well as in the identification and treatment of communication disorders. Students may choose to pursue a non-professional or professional track.

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Graduate Program

The Communication Sciences and Disorders Department has over 250 undergraduate majors, 100 graduate students, and a faculty and staff of over 40. Students in the Department hail from all over the nation. Our graduates enter the clinical, teaching, and research fields throughout the United States and beyond.

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About the Department

Our vision is to be a world leader in research, educational programs, and evidence-based clinical services in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Speech & Hearing Center

The center provides services to individuals with communication problems and serves as a training site for students in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.