Graduate Program Overview

Graduate Education

Graduate students participate in our campus clinics, open year-round for people of all ages in the community. Student clinicians work under the guidance of licensed, certified professionals to test, treat, and manage speech, language, hearing and balance concerns in our new state-of-the-art Sorenson Center for Clinical Excellence. Students gain expertise working with young children with hearing loss through our campus Sound Beginnings program or other off-campus practicum sites. Students go on to specialized practicum placements at hospitals, clinics, schools, and early intervention programs throughout Utah, graduating ready to start their careers making a difference in the lives of people with communication disorders and differences.

Ph.D. Education

If you are interested in a Ph.D., you can do that through our department. We have opportunities in the interdisciplinary programs of Disability Disciplines and Neuroscience. You will follow a specially-designed course of study in your area of interest, under the guidance of a professor mentor. You will participate in research projects and grant applications, conduct your own independent research, engage in guided teaching experiences, and conduct clinical supervision. The program typically takes 4 years of study. For audiology, the course of study can be combined with the clinical study. During their doctoral study, students are often funded through research, teaching, or clinical supervision duties.

Graduate Programs



Clinical Doctor of Audiology program (AuD) - 100% of graduates find a job. Combined AuD/PhD degree option available.


Deaf Education

Family-centered program options prepare teachers in listening and spoken language (M.Ed.) and Bilingual-Bicultural (B.A.) education.


Speech-Language Pathology

Master's degree (M.S./M.A.) program prepares SLPs to work in a variety of settings and 100% of graduates find a job.