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Program Overview

This intercampus program in communicative disorders includes the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing: Sciences and Disorders on the KU Lawrence campus and the Department of Hearing and Speech on the KU Medical Center campus. The Department of Speech-Language-Hearing is housed within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, while the Department of Hearing and Speech is part of the KU School of Health Professions.

A master's degree from KU will satisfy the American Speech-Language Hearing Association's certification standards for continuing on to a clinical fellowship year. Upon completion of a successful clinical fellowship, you will receive a certificate of clinical competence in speech-language pathology.

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What is a speech-language pathologist?

A speech-language pathologist, also referred to as a speech therapist, evaluates and treats speech, language and swallowing difficulties, which may have resulted from trauma, stroke, hearing loss, developmental delay, birth abnormalities and/or emotional problems in individuals of all ages, from infants to the elderly. Learn more about speech-language pathologists.

View student achievement data

Students in KU's Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorders achieve a high level of success in their studies and careers. View the most recently available data on first-year employment, Praxis exam rate and program completion rate for graduates of the University of Kansas Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program (PDF).

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