Department of Communication Disorders

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Mission

Consistent with the Mission of the University of Nebraska Kearney, the primary purpose of the Department of Communication Disorders is to provide a high-quality instructional program in speech-language pathology.  The Department engages students in research and professional activities that promote lifelong learning.  The Department strives to educate and prepare students to be responsive, reflective, and collaborative decision makers who have the requisite knowledge, skills, and technological expertise to earn appropriate credentials, licenses and/or certifications to practice ethically and successfully.  

Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor of Science in Education degree (B.S.Ed.) in communication disorders
  • Master of Science in Education degree (M.S.Ed) in speech-language pathology. 

Program Overview

The master's degree program is a full-time, five-semester program (2 1/2 years). 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 provides students a top-quality, innovative and relevant educational experience. Excellent teaching, dynamic clinical service, and original research is an exciting foundation for a career in speech-language pathology and audiology.

For More Information

Student Outcome Data

Strategic Plan 2014-2019

Contact Information:

The Department of Communication Disorders

College of Education, A103

308-865-8300
panowiczka@unk.edu

Council on Academic Accreditation

The Master of Science in Education degree in Speech-Language Pathology Program at the University of Nebraska Kearney is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

The University of Nebraska at Kearney declares and affirms a policy of equal educational and employment opportunities, affirmative action in employment, and nondiscrimination in providing its services to the public. Therefore, the University of Nebraska Kearney shall not discriminate against anyone based on race, age, color, disability, religion, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, marital status or veteran status.

PLEASE NOTE: Individuals who wish to file a formal complaint should contact the Accreditation Office to obtain a copy of the complaint procedures.

http://www.asha.org/academic/accreditation/

Chair, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA)
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
2200 Research Boulevard, #310
Rockville, MD 20850

The master's degree program in speech-language pathology at the University of Nebraska Kearney is also approved by the Nebraska Department of Teacher Education for teacher endorsement in speech-language pathology.