The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) establishes the national standards for entry into professional practice. Students graduating from the Department’s professional degree programs do so having met the academic and clinical practicum requirements for national certification as a Speech-Language Pathologist (CCC-SLP) or Audiologist (CCC-A). The Department’s Master of Arts degree program in Speech-Language Pathology and its Doctor of Audiology degree program are fully accredited by the Council of Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, (2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700).

The Department is part of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, which is fully accredited by the Council of Education for Public Health and is a member of the Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health.