The UConn Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (SLHS) offers three distinct graduate programs.
Doctorate of Audiology (Au.D.)
UConn is a premier university in New England to study the science and practice of audiology. Audiologists work with patients of all ages and their families as hearing and balance health care providers in a variety of settings. UConn audiology students obtain real working experience in our Speech and Hearing Clinic and are involved in interdisciplinary research alongside other academic units.
Master of Arts (MA) in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Our MA program focuses on the normal development of speech, language, and hearing, as well as the understanding and clinical management of disorders in these processes. Students who complete our MA program receive clinical certification. The program is accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's (ASHA) Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA).
Ph.D. in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Our research-focused Ph.D. program gives students the opportunity to study the science behind normal and disordered communication in greater detail. Students become specialists within their area of expertise and contribute to interdisciplinary research projects alongside scholars from across the University.
Resources for Graduate Students
UConn is a nationally-ranked research 1 university and one of the top places for scholarship in the speech, language, and hearing sciences. Graduate students in the department work with professors and interdisciplinary scholars to conduct cutting-edge research that has a real impact on people’s lives.
Our graduate students can pursue financial support though a variety of venues. Specific eligibility varies depending on your degree program and other factors, such as merit, availability, and financial need.
Facilities and Equipment
The department is housed in the 30,000-square-foot Phillips Communication Sciences Building. The UConn Speech and Hearing Clinic occupies the ground floor, along with six SLHS research labs and the UConn Brain Imaging Research Center (BIRC). Each clinical room is equipped for observation and audio and video monitoring. Three audiological test suites are outfitted with up-to-date testing instruments for diagnostic and hearing aid applications. The second floor consists of office space, a graduate student room, a conference room, a learning lab, a clinical suite for remote observation, and additional research labs.
In addition to our own research and clinical facilities, UConn SLHS graduate students also take advantage of partnerships with several centers and institutes on and off campus.