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The department of communication sciences and disorders offers graduate and undergraduate programs. A brief description of each program is listed, and links to each program are listed below and available from the left menu.

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Ph.D. Program

The primary educational objective of the Ph.D. in communication sciences and disorders is to provide students with preparation for academic careers in the field of speech-language pathology/communication disorders. The program is mentor-based with the student and mentor designing a program of study that meets the student’s goals within the general guidelines of the program as outlined (e.g., number of credits, first-year project).

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has approved the establishment of the Doctor of Philosophy Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Houston. Approval for the program has also been granted by the United States Department of Education.

See more information about the Ph.D. Program.

Graduate Program

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.

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Undergraduate Program

The undergraduate curriculum provides a pre-professional foundation for graduate study in communication sciences and disorders and related fields. Courses are offered in typical and disordered speech, language and hearing across the lifespan. Students choose to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree or a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Learn more about the Undergraduate Program.

Post-Baccalaureate Leveling Program

The Post-Baccalaureate Leveling Program is designed for individuals who have completed a bachelor’s degree in a major other than communication disorders or speech-language pathology and audiology. Although it is not a degree program, the courses in the Post-Baccalaureate Leveling Program curriculum will provide students with the background knowledge required before beginning the master’s program in communication sciences and disorders.

See more information about the Post-Baccalaureate Leveling Program.

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) Certificate Program

The SLPA certificate program is designed for individuals who have already obtained a bachelor’s degree in an area other than communication sciences and disorders or speech-language pathology.

The SLPA certificate program is designed to prepare you to work as a speech-language pathology assistant in the state of Texas. SLPA certificate courses that provide a basic understanding of speech, language, hearing and swallowing, as well as (basic) courses in natural sciences, physical sciences, social sciences and math must be completed.

See more information about the SLPA Certificate Program.

American Sign Language Interpreting (ASLI) Program

The University of Houston American Sign Language Interpreting (ASLI) program is designed to prepare undergraduates to be certified interpreters for the deaf. Interpreters for the deaf facilitate communication between the deaf and typically hearing impaired individuals and groups in a vast array of settings such as:  schools, courtrooms, hospitals, television and video relay stations.

See more information about the American Sign Language Interpreting (ASLI) Program.

Learning Abroad

Located primarily in Belize City, Belize, this faculty-led program provides students with an opportunity to engage in hands-on clinical experiences and guided observations to address the country’s high demand for speech, language and hearing services.

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Speech, Language, and Hearing Mobile Unit

The mission of the Speech, Language, and Hearing Mobile Unit (SLHU) is to offer mobile, top-tier resources to prevent, assess and treat communication disorders in residents across Houston. In addition, by providing opportunities for learning, discovery and engagement to a diverse population of UH students in a real-world setting, the SLHU will serve as a knowledge resource to Houston. 

See more information about the Speech, Language, and Hearing Mobile Unit.