The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders offers an undergraduate program leading to a BA in American Sign Language and Deaf studies as well as graduate programs leading to the AuD degree with a major in Audiology, the MA degree with a major in Speech Language Pathology, and the PhD degree with a major in Communication Sciences and Disorders with concentrations in:

  • Hearing Sciences and Disorders
  • Speech-Language Sciences and Disorders
  • Neuroscience

We do not offer an undergraduate curriculum or degree program in Communication Sciences and Disorders, nor do we provide on-line graduate leveling courses.

The audiology and speech-language pathology programs in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders consistently rank among the best by U.S. News and World Report. This link contains data about Student Achievement.

Here are the stats on our programs from ASHA's EdFind.

Our AuD and SLP programs will work with you so that licensure can be obtained in your state of choice.

**COVID Update** The School and the UofM have taken steps to stay safe from COVID-19. Masks are required in the Memphis Speech and Hearing Center and are strongly recommended elsewhere on campus. COVID-19 vaccinations are strongly recommended for faculty, staff, and students. MA and AuD students are advised that access to offsite training opportunities will be very limited without full vaccination. Time to graduation will likely be extended.

Diversity Initiatives

The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders strives to be a welcoming environment to all students and faculty. Learn more about our current initiatives, goals, and activities.


The Master's of Arts (M.A.) education program in Speech-Language Pathology {residential} and the Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) education program {residential} at the University of Memphis are accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800.498.2071 or 301.296.5700.

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Licensure and certification requirements vary from state to state and are subject to change. Learn more.