Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
100 Clinical Research Services
University of Houston
Houston, Texas 77204-6018

Phone: (713) 743-2897
Fax: (713) 743-2926  

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About the Department

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and it is home to approximately 30 faculty and staff.

The mission of the Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Houston is to advance the understanding of typical and disordered speech, language, swallowing, and hearing through excellence in teaching, scholarship and service to the community.

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at the University of Houston offers a Masters of Arts degree in speech-language pathology is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. Graduates of the master’s degree program meet the academic standards for speech-language pathology as determined by ASHA.

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is committed to the promotion and affirmation of diversity, and respects the dignity and worth of individuals regardless of their gender expression and identity, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, age, disabilities, religious beliefs, and socioeconomic status.

Please read about our Strategic Plan (click here) and visit our links for more detailed information.

The University of Houston has also received continued approval as an ASHA Approved Continuing Education (CE) Provider. For more details, please click here.

Fast Facts About the Department

Faculty (Fall 2013): 29 (includes full-time and part-time)

Staff (Fall 2013): 5

Undergraduate Student Enrollment (Fall 2013): 289 total

Post Bachelor's Program Student Enrollment: 30-40 per year

Graduate Student Enrollment: 30 to 40 entering the program per year

Praxis Examination Passing Rate: 100%

Graduate Progam Completion Rate (Three-Year Average): 96%

Employed in the Field if Seeking Employment: 98%

Specialty Tracks (Spring 2013, started in 2009):

  • Research/Thesis
  • Medical Speech-Language Pathology
  • Public School Practice

For more information about our Graduate Program's Student Outcome Data (three-year Praxis pass rate, program completion, and employment rate), please click here.

Click here for the Department's Strategic Plan.