About SLHS

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The School of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences was first established as the Speech Arts Department in 1938. After many decades of growth and development, our school now consists of multiple academic programs including undergraduate preparation in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (B.A.), post-baccalaureate preparation for the speech-language pathology (M.A.) program, entry-level graduate preparation for the profession of speech-language pathology (M.A.), entry-level graduate preparation for the profession of audiology (Au.D., joint with UCSD), and doctoral training for those interested in the interdisciplinary field of Language and Communicative Disorders (Ph.D., joint with UCSD). The school’s programs are designed to provide basic and advanced professional preparation, with a strong commitment to theoretical and research foundations of clinical intervention. 

The School pursues standards of excellence through accreditation by all relevant state, federal and professional accrediting agencies.  In addition, this excellence across our graduate programs has been recognized at the national level.

In order to provide students with “real world” professional experiences, the School maintains contractual relationships with community clinics, hospitals, agencies and educational institutions. Through its SDSU Audiology Clinic and SDSU Speech-Language Clinic, the School offers diagnostic and rehabilitative services to University students, faculty and staff, as well as to individuals in the San Diego region.

Vision Statement

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The School of SLHS prepares reflective learners to positively impact diverse and dynamic communities while promoting well-being in speech, language, and hearing.

Mission Statement

The School of SLHS engages with students, colleagues, and community members to develop and implement inclusive, research-based practices in speech, language, and hearing sciences. We believe that communication is a human right and strive to ensure that our work is grounded in evidence and centered on the people we serve.

Be Part of the SLHS Community

Learn about our goals and people

Come join us and learn about our model. Listed are our Strategic Plan Executive Summary (pdf), and our Organization Chart (pdf)

Research Labs, Centers, & Clinics


Discover the rich history of our school, from 1925 to now! We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to Darlene Gould Davies who has spent endless hours researching our history, tracking down photos, and reviewing supporting documents in university archives and library collections. Many other SLHS friends and colleagues encouraged the enterprise and helped by reviewing drafts, correcting errors and contributing photos. We extend special thanks to Linda Ballard, Anita Harbert, Jane Hong, Steve Kramer, Sheila Lipinsky, Charlotte Lopes and Diane Williams.

Contact Us

SDSU Speech Language and Hearing

SDSU Speech Language and Hearing
5245 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1518