Department of Speech and Hearing Science

About the Department

We investigate the science of spoken human communication. Using speech to communicate requires the ability to produce speech, appropriately process language, and hear the sounds of speech. We study the science of speech, language, and hearing and train PhD scholars who will make tomorrow’s discoveries. We train clinical speech-language pathologists and clinical audiologists who will treat the millions of people challenged with speech, language, and hearing disorders and diseases. We also have a vibrant undergraduate program. We administer the American Sign Language (ASL) program at ASU, and we offer a Certificate for Speech-Language Pathology Assistants. We have up-to-date, well-equipped clinics and have forged strong community partnerships in advancing our clinical-training mission; and we have assembled a world-class, well-funded faculty to make new discoveries about speech, language, and hearing and to educate students at all levels. Our spacious research, educational, and clinical facilities are state-of-the-art housed mainly in the modern Lattie F. Coor building.

Student Research

Check out our undergraduate research program: Advanced Research Experience Seminar (ARES)

Quick Facts

Track Faculty13
Clinical Faculty16
Research Faculty8
Current Faculty who are ASHA Fellows7
Undergraduate Majors/Minors350
American Sign Language (ASL) Students600
Graduate Students135
Current Research Expenditures$5 million/year
Research Awards (Past 5 years)$25 million

Student Achievement Measures

Audiology, AuD 
Communication Disorders, MS 
Speech and Hearing Science, BS 
Speech and Hearing Science, PhD 


The Masters of Communication Disorders education program in speech-language pathology and the Doctor of Audiology education program in audiology at Arizona State University are 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.