Department of Communication Disorders

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The faculty in the Department of Communication Disorders welcomes all students who are pursuing a career in speech-language pathology or audiology. We provide a high-quality instructional program where students are prepared with the knowledge, skills, and technological expertise to earn appropriate credentials, licenses and/or certifications to practice ethically and successfully in these exciting fields.

Our students are also engaged in research and professional activities that promote lifelong learning.

The department offers the Bachelor of Science in Education degree (B.S.Ed.) in communication disorders and the Master of Science in Education degree (M.S.Ed) in speech-language pathology. The graduate program in speech-language pathology is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. 

Program completion rate for 2016-17 was 93 percent, and Praxis examination pass rates were 93% percent for test-takers. Further, 100 percent of master's graduates in speech-language pathology were employed in their profession in 2016-17.

The department's facilities in the College of Education include monitored treatment rooms, complete auditory testing facilities, speech and hearing science laboratories, an assistive technology center, seminar and study rooms, and offices for graduate students.

Our faculty provide students a top-quality, innovative and relevant educational experience. Excellent teaching is central to our mission, and is combined with an equal emphasis on clinical service and research.

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Strategic Plan 2014-2019

Contact us:

Communication Disorders
College of Education, A103
308-865-8300
panowiczka@unk.edu