School of Communication Sciences and Disorders
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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

Mission DiagramThe 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.

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Dean's Message
History of the School
Mission Statement
Strategic Plan
MSHC Board of Directors
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: 2/1/12