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Speech & Hearing Science

Promote effective communication, a human right, through research and clinical practice. Prepare for a career that improves lives.

Overview

Enhancing communication across the lifespan by integrating research and clinical practice from the biological, behavioral, and social sciences.

The University of Illinois moved to remote classes mid-semester Spring 2020 and adopted the policy that students had until the 14th week of class to choose to take their courses credit/no credit. Expanded options for credit/no credit continued for the Fall 2020 semester.  The department encouraged students who had difficulties with access to technology, whose school placements or externships were disrupted or canceled, or who experienced other mitigating factors to take their courses credit/no credit.

Greetings from SHS | Department of Speech & Hearing Science at Illinois

Degree Programs

Undergraduate Programs

Masters in Speech Language Pathology

Doctor of Audiology

Doctor of Philosophy

Our Mission

Mission Statement:  Enhancing communication across the lifespan by integrating research and clinical practice from the biological, behavioral, and social sciences.

Awards & Scholarships

Applications are now being accepted for undergraduate and graduate awards and scholarships. Information about the awards can be found here. Applications are due at 11:59 pm, February 15, 2021.

Our Vision

Serve as a global leader for interdisciplinary research, education, clinical practice, and public engagement in human communication and its disabilities across the lifespan.

What Will I do?

Students in Speech and Hearing Science are prepared to make a difference in the lives of people with communication impairments, either through direct services or research.

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State of Illinois Telepractice Variance

The state of Illinois has granted a temporary variance to allow SLP and audiology students to count telepractice hours even if the student and supervisor are not in the same room. See the details of the variance here.

Audiology Curbside Hearing Aid Programming/Repair Plan

Speech and Hearing Science has developed curbside drop off and pick up procedures for hearing aid clients. Find out about the curbside service here.

Our Strategic Plan

See where our alumni work:

  • School districts

  • Hospitals

  • Private practice

  • Skilled nursing facilities

  • Universities

  • Research institutes

Announcements

Awards & Scholarships

Applications are now being accepted for undergraduate and graduate awards and scholarships. Information about the awards can be found here. Applications are due at 11:59 pm, February 15, 2021.

Request More Information

The Department of Speech and Hearing Science is located in:

  • Speech and Hearing Science Building
  • 901 South Sixth Street
  • M/C 482
  • Champaign, IL 61820-6206
  • (217) 333-2230
  • Fax: (217) 244-2235

For information regarding graduate admissions:

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