Department of Speech Pathology & Audiology

  • SPA students gather therapy materials.
  • Two speech pathology students in a therapy session.
  • Audiology faculty and student perform tympanometry.
  • Audiology students in class.
  • Two speech pathology students in therapy session.
  • Speech pathology student performing APD therapy.

 

The Department of Speech Pathology & Audiology at the University of South Alabama offers programs for a Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Sciences and Disorders (PhD CSD), Doctor of Audiology (AuD), Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (MS SLP), Master of Rehabilitation Sciences in Speech Therapy (MSRS SLP), Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences (BS SHS) and a Minor in Speech and Hearing Sciences.  Additionally, the department operates an active clinic, the USA Speech and Hearing Center, that serves as a referral site for the Gulf Coast and southern Alabama regions. Learn more about Mobile and the Gulf Coast area by clicking here. 

 

 
Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
& Doctor of Audiology 
Open Houses

Are you interested in SPEECH, LANGUAGE, or HEARING?
The Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology invites you to two

OPEN HOUSES
on
October 22nd at 10-11am (virtual)
November 5th at 1-3pm (in person)

Learn about our Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology and Doctor of Audiology programs.
See Open House Flyer for additional information.

 

News

 
 
Welcome Classes
Welcome Classes!
Welcome Au.D. Class of 2025 and MSSLP Class of 2023.

 

Dr. Cameron Chick
Dr. Cameron Chick turned a South education and a Macon internship into a job at the Georgia Hearing Institute.

 

Mary Catherine Cazalas
Mary Catherine Cazalas's pursuit of a graduate degree in speech pathology brought her back to 'the best city in the world.'

 

SPA Class
Better Speech and Hearing Month
The MS SLP class of 2021 and the MS RS SLP class of 2020 celebrate Better Speech and Hearing Month.

Videos

SPA Tour video Dept. of SPA Tour
Take a virtual tour of the Dept. of SPA. For more information about the Dept. or our academic programs, please email the SPA department.



Meet the SPA Faculty
Meet the Faculty of SPA!
Meet the faculty of the USA Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology!



USA Campus Tour video
USA Campus Tour
Take a virtual tour of the University of South Alabama Campus.
 

Speech Pathology and Audiology Programs

The Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology offers the following programs.

▼   Minor in Speech and Hearing Sciences
The Minor in Speech and Hearing Sciences program is for students across the University community with an interest in learning about communication sciences and disorders. Students in the minor degree program in Speech and Hearing Sciences will learn about communication across the lifespan, gain knowledge of communication disorders, and have a basic understanding of how to interact with individuals with communication disorders in educational, social, and employment settings.

▼   Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences (BS SHS)
The Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences (BS SHS) program readies the graduate for a variety of career and educational options based on the knowledge gained from this degree and individual interests and skills. The skills acquired with this programs include:
  • General Knowledge, Skills, Aptitudes, and Experiences
  • Social, Behavioral, Biological, and Physical Science Foundations
  • Communication Sciences & Disorders Content Knowledge, Skills, Aptitudes, and Experiences

▼  Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (MS SLP)
The Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (MS SLP) program serves either as a professional preparation for clinical certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) or as preparation for graduate study leading to the PhD degree. The master's program provides a broad range of basic science courses and specialized offerings emphasizing evaluation and treatment of language, articulation, fluency, voice, swallowing, and neurologically-based communication disorders.

▼  Doctor of Audiology (AuD)
The Doctor of Audiology (AuD) program serves either as preparation for professional clinical audiology, including certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), or as preparation for graduate study leading to the PhD degree. The AuD program provides a broad range of basic science courses and specialized offerings emphasizing assessment, intervention, and prevention techniques used with patients of all ages who have hearing or balance-related disorders.

▼  Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders (PhD CSD)
The Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Sciences and Disorders (PhD CSD) program offers students specialization in speech-language pathology, audiology, or communication sciences and disorders. The mission of the Ph.D. program is to prepare students for responsible and successful careers as scholars by enabling them to gain the necessary knowledge and skills in the CSD discipline. Graduates will be prepared for research, scientific writing, teaching and supervision/mentorship through pedagogy, mentorship, and internship activities.

▼  Master of Rehabilitation Sciences in Speech Therapy (MSRS SLP)
The Master of Science in Rehabilitation Science, Speech-Language Pathology (MSRS SLP) program aims at providing students with rich, robust, clinically relevant, and evidence-based learning experiences. Graduates will have a strong understanding of entry-level and advanced clinical services, will utilize evidence-based research relevant to the field, demonstrate leadership skills that impact delivery of high quality care for patients, and develop skills needed to serve as a patient educator, clinical educator, or faculty member.

 

MS SLP and AuD Accreditation

The Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (MS SLP) education program at the University of South Alabama 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.

The Doctor of Audiology (AuD) education program at the University of South Alabama 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.

MS SLP and AuD Student Outcomes Data

Below are the employment rate, Praxis Exam pass rate, and the on-time and overall program completion rate outcomes for the past 5 years. Our graduates from both programs continue to find employment in varied settings including outpatient medical facilities, hospitals, government agencies, public and private schools, outpatient rehabilitation facilities, and private practice.

Employment Rates

Period Speech Pathology
Percentage
Audiology
Percentage
2020 100% (25/25) 100% (9/9)
2019 100% (26/26) 100% (11/11)
2018 100% (22/22) 100% (11/11)
2017 100% (20/20) 100% (11/11)
2016 100% (20/20) 100% (9/9)

 

Praxis II Exam (National Certification Exam) Pass Rates

Period Speech Pathology
Percentage
Audiology
Percentage
2020 100% (25/25) 89% (8/9)
2019 100% (26/26) 100% (11/11)
2018 100% (22/22) 100% (11/11)
2017 100% (20/20) 91% (10/11)
2016 100% (20/20) 100% (9/9)

 

On-time Program Completion Rates

Period Speech Pathology
Percentage
Audiology
Percentage
2020 100% (25/25) 100% (9/9)
2019 100% (26/26) 100% (11/11)
2018 100% (22/22) 100% (11/11)
2017 100% (20/20) 100% (11/11)
2016 100% (20/20) 100% (9/9)