About the Department

The Department of Communication Disorders at the University of Nebraska Kearney provides a high-quality instructional program in speech-language pathology. The Department engages students in research and professional activities that promote lifelong learning. We strive 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.

Our 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 students.

Our faculty provide 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.

Shelby Hinrichs

"I made the best decision for my future when I decided to complete my undergraduate/graduate degree at UNK. Although I knew I had the potential to be successful, my professors encouraged me to go outside my comfort zone which has allowed me to become a better student, researcher, and professional. The relationships that professors and students have here at UNK is something I will never take for granted as they truly want to see you succeed. If I had to go back, I would make the same decision over and over again as I am proud to be a part of the Communication Disorders’ Department here at UNK."

Shelby Hinrichs

Communication Disorders


The Master of Science in Education (MSEd) education program in speech-language pathology {residential, distance education} at the University of Nebraska Kearney is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

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Additional Resources

The University of Nebraska at Kearney's Communication Disorders Department provides students with multiple opportunities to get involved through student organizations, internships, and more. The Communication Disorders Department encourages students to get involved in order to develop skills that will aid them in their future careers.

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Clinics and Outreach

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.