Department Mission

The Gallaudet University Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences (HSLS) Department offers degrees in three areas: a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (M.S.), a Clinical Doctoral Degree in Audiology (Au.D.) and a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences. The mission of the Gallaudet HSLS Department, consistent with the mission of the University, is to:

  • Prepare the next generation of highly-qualified professionals in Speech-Language Pathology; Audiology; and Hearing Speech and Language Sciences.
  • Provide state-of-the-science speech, language, and hearing services by the Gallaudet University Hearing and Speech Center which serves the Gallaudet community and the surrounding Washington D.C. metropolitan area with emphasis on cultural and linguistic sensitivity, communication accessibility, and aural/auditory rehabilitation.
  • Conduct research to inform practice and advance knowledge in the field of hearing, speech, and language sciences, with an emphasis on linguistically and culturally diverse populations, with a particular focus on deafness.
  • Advocate for communication and cultural sensitivity to hearing, hard of hearing and deaf individuals through education, professional affiliations, clinical service, research, and community outreach.

(Adopted January 2015)