Mission of the University of Memphis
The University of Memphis is a learner-centered metropolitan research university providing
high quality educational experiences while pursuing new knowledge through research,
artistic expression, and interdisciplinary and engaged scholarship.
Mission of the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders
The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders (formerly School of Audiology and
Speech-Language Pathology) at The University of Memphis is committed to providing
students, the community, and the discipline with innovative and high quality classroom
instruction, clinical service, and research that enhances both the theoretical and
applied knowledge of communication sciences and disorders.
The School strives to imbue students with the fundamentals of communication sciences
and disorders that promote critical thinking and problem solving. This leads to high
quality professionals both at the levels of the health service provider and the academic
researcher. At the master’s and professional doctorate levels, the program places
emphasis upon theoretical and scientifically based applied aspects of communication
disorders that prepare graduates for clinical service and leadership careers within
the professions and for further graduate study. At the Ph.D. level, the program emphasizes
research and prepares students for academic positions within the discipline and for
post-doctoral study. In addition, it is the mission of the School to instill in students
the importance of collaboration with colleagues, active service to the profession,
maintaining currency of knowledge, and adherence to the professions' code of ethics.