Academics

The Department of Communication Disorders offers curricula leading to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in communication disorders, the Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in communication disorders with a concentration in speech-language pathology, the Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree, and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree with a concentration in either speech-language pathology (SLP) or audiology (AUD). The department also offers students interested in an advanced research degree in audiology the option of completing the academic and clinical requirements necessary for professional credentialing while concurrently enrolled in the Ph.D. program (i.e., the Ph.D. program with a clinical track option). The master's (M.A.) educational program in speech-language pathology, the doctoral (Au.D) educational program in audiology, and the doctoral (Ph.D.) educational program with the optional clinical track at the University of Massachusetts Amherst are accredited by the Council on 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 M.A. program in communication disorders with a concentration in speech-language pathology is also accredited by the Massachusetts Board of Education.