School of Communication Sciences and Disorders
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History of the School
History of the Memphis Speech and Hearing Center and the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders (formerly School of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology)

1947

Memphis Speech and Hearing Center created in the Memphis Medical Center - first of its kind in the Mid-South

1963

Construction of new building completed at present site (807 Jefferson Avenue)

1967

The Center became associated with Memphis State University, and an undergraduate degree is established

1969

The Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology was created as an independent program.  The undergraduate program was closed, and a Master's Degree offered in Audiology and Speech Pathology

1970

First annual student-led Mid-South Conference on Communicative Disorders held

1972

Ph.D. program in Audiology and Speech Pathology began

1980

Tenth annual student-led Mid-South Conference on Communicative Disorders held

1984

Designated a Tennessee Center of Excellence in Higher Education - Creation of Center for Research Initiative and Strategies for the Communicatively Impaired (CRISCI)

1989

CRISCI was designated as an Accomplished Center of Excellence

1990

Twentieth annual student-led Mid-South Conference on Communicative Disorders held

1994

The School of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology was established in the renamed University of Memphis

1997

The Memphis Speech and Hearing Center celebrated a half-century of excellence

1998

Ranked by US News and World Report as one of the top ten graduate programs both in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

2000

Thirtieth annual student-led Mid-South Conference on Communicative Disorders held

2001

Clinical doctoral program in Audiology (Au.D.) began

Chair of Excellence funded by the Plough Foundation was established

2002

Continued ranking by US News and World Report as one of the top ten graduate programs both in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

2004

Continued ranking by US News and World Report as one of the top graduate programs both in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

2007

Grand Opening of Memphis Speech and Hearing Center East at 4075 Park Avenue, Suite 201

2008

Continued ranking by US News and World Report as one of the top graduate programs both in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

2010

Fortieth annual student-led Mid-South Conference on Communicative Disorders held

First Study Abroad trip to the CAES School for the Deaf in the Dominican Republic, along with students and faculty from the School of Nursing

2011

Name of School changed to Communication Sciences and Disorders

2012

Continued ranking by US News and World Report as one of the top graduate programs both in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

A local chapter of the Student Academy of Audiology was established

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Dean's Message
History of the School
Mission Statement
Strategic Plan
MSHC Board of Directors
Newsletters
Awards
Mid-South Conference on Communicative Disorders
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Our MA and AUD programs are accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Last Updated: 11/12/12