Communication Sciences and Disorders

Master of Arts
Doctor of Audiology
Doctor of Philosophy

For More Information

Campus address: Jesse H. Jones Communication Center (Academic) (CMA) A4.134, phone (512) 471-2385, fax (512) 471-2957; campus mail code: A1100

Mailing address: The University of Texas at Austin, Graduate Program, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, 2504 Whitis Avenue A1100, Austin TX 78712-1074



Facilities for Graduate Work

Program facilities and equipment are centralized through the Moody College of Communication. Students, staff, and faculty in all communication sciences and disorders programs have access to the same facilities and equipment, as funded, provided, facilitated, and updated by the Moody College. The research labs within the department, the UT Speech and Hearing Center, and the Michael and Tami Lang Stuttering Institute, house research and clinical equipment that supports graduate and undergraduate study in communication sciences and disorders.

Areas of Study

The graduate degree program in communication sciences and disorders provides training in speech/language pathology, audiology, deafness studies/education of the deaf, and speech and hearing science.

Graduate Studies Committee

The following faculty members served on the Graduate Studies Committee in the spring 2019 semester.

Lisa M Bedore
Mark E Bernstein
Courtney T Byrd
Julia Campbell
Craig A Champlin
Zoi Gkalitsiou
Liberty Hamilton
Maya L Henry
Rajinder Koul
Rosemary Anne Lester-Smith
Chang Liu
Thomas P Marquardt
Elizabeth D Pena
Mary Schmitt
Spencer Smith
Harvey M Sussman

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the program must meet the requirements for admission to the Graduate School given in Admission and Registration; however, satisfying these minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Each applicant’s credentials are scrutinized by members of the faculty of the program. No single criterion, such as grade point average or Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) score, is given undue weight in the decision process; every attempt is made to assess the special strengths that the applicant might bring to the program.

Professional Liability Insurance

Professional liability insurance is required of all students enrolled in off-campus clinical practicums in speech/language pathology or audiology. The insurance policy must cover the duration of the placement, beginning on or before the first day of the placement and extending through the final day of the placement.