Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Bring your compassion and empathy to improve communication and lives
Study speech, language, and hearing, gain clinical skills, and bring your creativity and empathy to improving communication across the age span.
Gain the clinical and research skills to work with people from linguistically and culturally diverse populations across the age span. Help children with disabilities learn to communicate effectively. Help adults with hearing loss communicate effectively at home and at work. Help individuals with dementia and their families cope with debilitating illness. And fulfill your desire to make a profound difference in people’s lives.
At UMass, you’ll join a committed, compassionate community of faculty, staff, students, and alumni who, like you, strive to make a positive impact. Clinical graduate students have access to a variety of training opportunities through our on-campus clinic, the Center for Language, Speech, and Hearing.
Our degree programs offer superb value. Our students go on to work in education, healthcare, private practice, or in research, using advanced skills in areas like:
- American Sign Language
- Patient-Centered Care
- Hearing Technology
- Communication Strategies
- Implementation Science