Located in beautiful Boulder, Colorado, the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences offers a B.A. for undergraduate students, as well as a broad range of student training in clinical practice and research for graduate students. The SLHS Department offers two MA programs: MA-SLP and MA Research. The MA-SLP program is ranked 21st in the 2024 U.S. News Report. The Au.D. program is ranked 15th in the same report. The Department also offers a SLHS Ph.D., which can be earned in conjunction with Au.D., Ph.D. in Neuroscience, and/or Ph.D. in Cognitive Science. Currently, the department offers two online programs: Speech-Language Pathology Prerequisites (SLPP Program) and the Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA Program). Information about our programs can be found on the Academics page.


Mission Statement

The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder provides outstanding educational opportunities to its students by creating a broader and more inclusive range of options for connecting fundamental knowledge with applied experiences in research, classroom, clinical, and community settings.

Vision Statement 

With an emphasis on inclusion and diversity, SLHS will grow in productivity and translation of its research within the disciplines and its scholarship and research to undergraduate and graduate education, clinical services, and community engagement.

Strategic Plan

The SLHS Fall 2019 – 2024 Strategic Plan includes:

  1. Enhancing and Integrating Educational Experiences of Students  
  2. Strengthening Diversity within the Academic and Clinical contexts.
  3. Strengthening the Departmental Culture of Research and Scholarship.
  4. Enhancing the PhD program in SLHS.
  5. Increasing Community Outreach by the Department.
  6. Increasing Departmental Resources to Boost Mission.