COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS AT NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY

The Communication Sciences and Disorders department at NAU provides classroom and clinical practicum experiences in a variety of ways through:

  • our master’s degree in Clinical Speech-Language Pathology,
  • our  undergraduate degree in interdisciplinary studies,
  • a plan that advances students toward applying for licensure as a speech-language pathology assistant, and
  • our fully-operational clinic. 

We invite you to explore all of the options and links below.  

Master of Science in Clinical Speech-Language Pathology

If you are looking for a high-caliber master’s degree program in clinical speech-language pathology that places a high premium on the communicative and learning needs of culturally and linguistically diverse populations through comprehensive course work and clinical practicum experiences, you are in the right place!  

We have three master’s level tracks available: Full-Time Track, Full-Time Leveler Track and Summers Track. These are NOT online programs. However, the Summers Track does include 12 - 15 credit hours of online courses, as well as 15 credit hours of clinical practical experiences available in areas outside of Flagstaff, during fall and spring semesters. For more information about the MS degree, click here.

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies: Speech-Language Sciences and Technology

Learn about human communication disorders while you earn a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) undergraduate degree.

In this program, you will dive into speech-language pathology and gain experience in the realm of audiology through a program of 27 credit hours in Speech-Language Sciences and Technology (SST) courses. Online and on-campus classes give you the foundation you need to apply for our Master of Science in Clinical Speech-Language Pathology graduate program. For more information about the BIS degree, click here.

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) Certificate

If you are interested in becoming a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) and working as support personnel to a speech-language pathologist, this program may be right for you. Given busy lifestyles, many prefer the flexibility of choosing online courses.

The SLPA certificate meets the technical credit-hours requirement for the State of Arizona, as well as the recommendations of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. For more information about the SLPA program, click here.

Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic

The S-L-H clinic offers you a full range of speech, language, and hearing services, which include voice evaluation and treatment, cognitive retraining, audiological evaluation and hearing aid dispensing. For more information about our clinic or to make an appointment click here