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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.

Statement of our Commitment to Equity and Fairness

Greetings from the Department of Speech & Hearing Science at Illinois!

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.

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.

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.

Our Strategic Plan

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.

Take the Virtual Tour of Speech & Hearing Science!

See where our alumni work:

  • School districts

  • Hospitals

  • Private practice

  • Skilled nursing facilities

  • Universities

  • Research institutes


CAA Accreditation Public Meeting

The Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) has been closely monitoring conditions across the country related to the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). They are aware that many universities have decided to cease face-to-face activities on campus for the next several weeks. In light of these activities, the fact that many universities and employers are restricting travel, and the recommendations to limit social interactions and travel at this time, the CAA has decided to postpone the scheduled reaccreditation site visit on: 3/26-3/27/2020, to the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, graduate SLP and AUD programs.

The CAA is committed to rescheduling this visit as soon as possible.


Job opening:

Applied Health Sciences: Assistant or Associate Professor in Speech-Language Pathology - Speech and Hearing Science (123473)

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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