A world-class institute of changemakers in the deaf and signing community.
Since 1864, we have been investing in and creating resources for deaf and hard of hearing children, their families, and the professionals who work with them.
Over 50 degree programs, with online and continuing education for personal and professional development.
Innovating solutions to break down barriers, and using science to prove what does and doesn’t work.
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Chair:Dr. Karen Garrido-Nag, Ph.D.
Au.D. Program Director:Dr. Chizuko Tamaki, Au.D., Ph.D.
Speech-Language Pathology Program Director:Dr. James McCann, Ph.D.
Ph.D. Program Director:Dr. Kara Hawthorne, Ph.D.
Contact:Ms. Daun Duvall
Sorenson Language and Communication Center (SLCC) 3110
(202) 568-8766 (videophone)(202) 651-5327 (voice)(202) 448-7144 (fax)
Au.D. in Audiology Ph.D. in Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology Non-Clinical M.S. in Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences Department Courses
On behalf of the faculty, staff, and continuing graduate students of the Department of Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences at Gallaudet University, I am very pleased to welcome you to our program. As you may know, Gallaudet's Department of Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences houses a Master's degree program in Speech-Language Pathology and a Doctoral Audiology (AuD) program that are ranked among the best in the country. Additionally, the department has a Ph.D. program in Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences, and offers a number of undergraduate and graduate service courses to other students at the University.
I believe you will find Gallaudet University to be a unique setting in which you will have an opportunity to not only be provided with the foundations for becoming an excellent clinician but also be immersed in Deaf culture on a daily basis. The knowledge you will gain from the diverse experiences that you will enjoy during your time here will enable you to develop greater insights when working with all of your future clients, whether they are children and their families, or adults.
You have chosen a challenging, yet extremely rewarding career. Among the colleagues, you will meet during your academic career are many who will become your lifelong friends. The faculty and staff of our department pride ourselves in our commitment to our students, and we will do all that we can to provide you with a learning environment that is consistent with your goals for choosing Gallaudet University. I know that the members of our department join me in hoping that you will find this to be a place in which you realize your academic aspirations.
This guide is intended to help you become familiar with the Department and some of our policies as well as those of the University and our professional organizations, including the American Speech-Language- Hearing Association and the American Academy of Audiology.
From all of us, we extend our best wishes for an exciting and successful academic career at Gallaudet University.
Larry Medwetsky, Ph.D. Chair, Department of Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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