Speech Pathology and Audiology

Speech Pathology

Welcome to the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology (SPA) at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. We are dedicated to provide the highest quality educational, research, and clinical services to both our students and the community. Speech Pathology and Audiology offers a pre-professional B.S. degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology and professional graduate degrees in Speech-Language Pathology. We are very proud of our department and welcome you to explore and discover what a professional career in speech pathology and audiology has to offer you.

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Join approximately 200 undergraduate and 50 graduate students enrolled in one of our three degree programs offered (B.S., M.S., and Ph.D.).

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Speech Pathology and Audiology Department

Our department is located in the Division of Health Sciences within the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. Our department is currently home to approximately 12 faculty who are leaders in their field. All faculty hold a Certificate of Clinical Competence from The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Typically there are approximately 200 undergraduate and 50 graduate students enrolled in one of our three degree programs offered (B.S., M.S., and Ph.D.). SPA is committed to maintaining student-faculty ratios that are desirable for effective clinical and academic training. Our department also offers students a unique opportunity to train with faculty who are dedicated teachers, active practitioners, and contributors to the field. Graduate students are prepared for professional careers as Speech-Language Pathologists in schools, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and community clinics.

The program provides the academic and clinical requirements necessary for the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The Master's of Science (M.S.) education program in speech-language pathology (residential) at the University of Nevada, Reno is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, (800) 498-2071 or (301) 296-5700.

UNR School of Medicine Diversity Statement

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education, research and health care. Our school is an inclusive and engaged community and recognizes the added value that students, faculty and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience. We strive to develop culturally competent graduates to care for the residents of Nevada and the nation.

SPA Department Diversity Statement

We are committed to training future professionals to be members of an inclusive workforce serving a diverse community. We strive to improve the lives of people across the life span with communication, swallowing, hearing, and balance disorders through comprehensive clinical services.

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