Graduate Programs

Dr. Mary Andrianopoulos and student

The Department of Communication Disorders offers both professional and research degree programs at the graduate level. The professional degree programs offered by the Department include a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Speech-Language Pathology and the Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree. These programs are designed to prepare speech-language pathologists and audiologists to work with individuals across the age span with communication differences and/or disorders. The M.A. education program in Speech-Language Pathology and the Au.D. education program in audiology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst are 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.

In addition to the professional degree programs, the Department also offers a research degree (Ph.D.) in Communication Disorders. Students entering the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program elect to concentrate their studies in either speech-language pathology or audiology. A dual Au.D./Ph.D. option is available for students interested in pursuing both clinical and research training in audiology. Individuals who are interested in this program are encouraged to contact Dr. Sara Mamo, Interim Graduate Program Director, for information.

The AuD and MA programs meet licensure/certification requirements in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Communication Disorders Department does not assert that it meets licensure/certification requirement of any state other than Massachusetts. If you need assistance identifying the licensure/certification bodies in your home state, please contact our clinic director, Lisa Sommers.