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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 Master of Arts education program in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Houston 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, 301-296-5700.

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 the  Executive Summary of our Strategic Plan and visit our links for more detailed information.

The University of Houston is an ASHA approved continuing education provider and is approved to offer ASHA Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for audiologists and speech-language pathologists.  Continuing education courses are offered through the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and also in partnership with other organizations.  For more information about our course offerings, or to request information about becoming a cooperative partner, please contact Kay James at

The University of Houston is approved by ASHA 


Fast Facts About the Department

Faculty: 37 (includes full-time and part-time)

Staff : 6

Undergraduate Student Enrollment: 250 - 300  total

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

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

Large active on campus clinic with bilingual opportunities

A large variety of externship opportunities

Please read out our Graduate Program's Student Outcome Data (three-year Praxis pass rate, program completion, and employment rate).