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U.S. News & World Report Ranks Two U of M Graduate Programs Among Nation's Best

Contact: Gabrielle Maxey

March 31, 2014 - U.S. News & World Report has again nationally ranked the University of Memphis' School of Communication Sciences and Disorders as having top graduate programs in both Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. For its 2015 rankings, U.S. News analyzed more than 1,300 graduate programs and placed the University's graduate program in Audiology 12th nationally and the graduate program in Speech-Language Pathology 15th.

"The School has been nationally ranked since 1998, and continually strives to stay one step ahead of the state-of-the-art and the state-of-the-science in its field," said Dr. Maurice Mendel, dean of Communication Sciences and Disorders. "The research laboratories and outstanding team of research personnel currently have almost $4 million in external funding to maintain our Center of Excellence (the Center for Research Initiatives and Strategies for the Communicatively Impaired) in the study of communicative disorders. These research projects, led by our expert faculty, provide cutting-edge research that adds to the evidence base for the profession."

The School 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. It has demonstrated consistent success in promoting active learning, expert mentoring and spirited engagement in service activities, so that students are prepared to design and deliver effective, culturally sensitive, evidenced-based clinical services in audiology and speech-language pathology. These services improve the functioning and general well being of individuals with speech, language, swallowing, hearing and balance disorders.

"As U.S. News & World Report once again recognized, the University of Memphis programs prepare professionals who are well qualified for employment in a range of education- and health-related settings and who, once employed, are recognized for their competence, leadership, ethics and commitment to service and lifelong learning," said U of M Provost David Rudd.


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