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MSU Denver

The undergraduate speech, language, hearing sciences program mission is to continue the tradition of providing a diverse urban population with a comprehensive degree program that converges knowledge of communication and its disorders with everyday applications.

Our program is centered around three core goals:

  • Provide an affordable and accessible gateway to employment or post-graduate study in speech-language pathology, audiology, or other allied-health professions.
  • Blend foundational coursework with applied learning experiences.
  • Recognize the expansive influence of communication and its disorders/differences across the lifespan on individual and collective experiences.

Our vision is to educate graduates to value and advocate for communication access across all abilities and identities.

The Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences Department (SLHS) at MSU Denver is committed to teaching students about communication and its disorders as well as serving those who are impacted by speech, language, and/or hearing disorders.  Our department offers a range of options, in line with the different ways we communicate and the communicative challenges that arise across the lifespan.

For students exploring the area, we offer introductory courses that cover topics like how children acquire language or how a speech disorder like stuttering is different from a language disorder like aphasia. For declared majors and post-baccalaureate students, we offer advanced coursework in the scientific foundations of communication as well as advanced study of speech, language, and hearing disorders.  SLHS alums often pursue graduate degrees, the entry-level requirement to be certified as speech-language pathologists or audiologists – two in-demand professions that are ranked among the best jobs in healthcare.

We link classroom to clinic by offering real-world experiences throughout our program.  With small class sizes, expert professors and the most affordable tuition in the state, the SLHS department at MSU Denver is your gateway to communication sciences and its disorders.  Explore our site to learn more.