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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.


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

Degree Programs

Undergraduate Programs

Masters in Speech Language Pathology

Doctor of Audiology

Doctor of Philosophy


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Meet Faculty!
Launch a Career in Audiology or Speech-Language Pathology!

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Friday, November 6th

10:00am to 11:30am

RSVP by Nov 1 to receive meeting details!

Friday, November 13th

1:00pm to 2:30pm

RSVP by Nov 8 to receive meeting details!

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Our Mission

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

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


CAA Virtual Accreditation Public Meeting

Monday, October 26, 2020
5pm I Zoom
Password: 877603
Meeting ID: 922 6097 6251

The M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology and Doctor of Audiology Programs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Our M.A. and Au.D. programs are undergoing re-accreditation with a virtual site visit taking place on October 26 & 27, 2020. In accordance with the CAA’s Public Comment policy and procedures, the CAA is seeking public comment as part of the review of the program.

A copy of the Standards for Accreditation and/or the CAA’s Policy on Public Comment may be obtained by contacting the Accreditation Office at ASHA. 2200 Research
Boulevard, #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, calling ASHA’s Action Center at l-800-498-2071. or accessing the documents online at http://caa.asha.org/.

How To Submit Comments:
Individuals who wish to provide input about a CAA-accredited program seeking
continued accreditation may do so in 2 ways:

•    Submit written comments prior to the accreditation site visit in accordance with the procedures specified in the public comment procedures
•    Provide comments to the site visit team during the program’s scheduled site visit

All comments must:
•    Relate to a program’s compliance with the current Standards for Accreditation
•    Identify the specific program seeking candidacy, initial accreditation, or continued accreditation with the CAA
•    Comments that do not meet these requirements will not be considered, and the individual or group commenting will be notified.

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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