The mission of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is to provide students with an innovative, high-quality education that integrates a foundation of theoretical and empirical information with state of the art clinical services; that promotes critical thinking and problem solving skills central to clinical practice and scholarly activities; engages in cross-disciplinary scholarly activity, research, and collaborations that enhance the theoretical and applied knowledge in the fields of speech, language and hearing sciences, speech-language pathology, and theoretical linguistics; and provides service to the university, the professions and the community that reflects a commitment to ethics and respect for a diverse society.
- The department's most recent strategic plan is available here.
- Our first self-assessment of progress toward our strategic aims can be found here.
- The Department Organizational Chart can be viewed here.
- View our student outcome measures here.
- Our programs are highly ranked. U.S. News and World Report ranked Temple’s Master’s/Doctoral Degree programs in speech-language pathology program as 29th in the nation.
- Our students are prepared. For the 2015-2016 annual Praxis exam, all of our graduates that took the exam had a 100% pass rate. They achieved an average of 187 (range 171-199) on the new scaled score range of 100-200.
- Our students are working in the field. Within one year of graduating, 100% of our graduates found employment in the profession. (For 2014 graduates.)
- Outreach and innovation. We are committed to research and cross-disciplinary collaborative scholarly activities in the field of speech, language, and hearing sciences. We also provide service to individuals and the broader community, both local and global. See our research and outreach.
- We go above and beyond. The Master of Arts program in Speech Language Hearing Science (MA-SLH) has consistently exceeded the required benchmarks (80%) set by the Council of Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) for Student Outcomes.
Master of Arts in Speech Language Hearing Science (MA-SLH)- Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (caa.asha.org); Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE).
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