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Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences



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Communication disorders treated with a human touch.

The speech-language-hearing sciences department is committed to the education of students, both undergraduate and graduate, centered around the belief that all people—across all ages, cultures, socioeconomic backgrounds, and abilities—should be afforded the opportunity to be effective communicators. Our ambition is to prepare qualified, compassionate individuals; inspiring them to become leaders who seek to improve the lives of individuals with communication disorders by recognizing the unique qualities of each client and demonstrating respect for the communities in which they live.




Loyola Clinical Centers

Loyola graduate Speech-Language Pathology students complete a portion of their training at the Loyola Clinical Centers, which provides state-of-the-art facilities and treatment for individuals experiencing difficulties in the areas of psychology, literacy, hearing, speech, and language.

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Ranked in the top graduate programs in speech language pathology by U.S. News and World Report.


Meet the SLHS Community

Kelly W

Loyola offers direct, one-on-one supervision from licensed speech-language pathologists who have been working with a specific population for many years. The faculty are excited to support you, push you, and encourage you to use your skills to best serve clients under their care.

Dr. Caesar
Lena Caesar, Ed.D., Ph.D.Faculty

I love that this line of research provides me with an opportunity to form global connections, while also challenging my students at Loyola to become global-minded citizens.

Fergie Cantos
Fergie CantosAlumni

A Jesuit education in my field builds intelligent, compassionate, and loving individuals to become the best version of themselves and assure quality speech services. We are able to recognize that every client is different and may have different values, customs, and traditions.

Brianne Roos, Ed.D., CCC-SLP
Brianne Roos, Ed.D., CCC-SLPFaculty

What makes Loyola's speech-language pathology program unique is the faculty’s commitment to supporting and caring for the whole person—and the opportunities for interprofessional training and experiences that the Loyola Clinical Centers foster.

Speech-language pathologists and audiologists work professionally in the habilitation and rehabilitation of children and adults (from infants to senior citizens) with a wide variety of speech, language, and hearing problems. Loyola offers an undergraduate bachelor of arts (B.A.) degree, as well as a master of science (M.S.) degree in speech-language pathology.

Undergraduate students are introduced to the profession through foundational coursework — which lays the academic foundation and clinical exposure to prepare students to successfully pursue a graduate degree.

Loyola's graduate program is a two-year (five semesters), full-time program and is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). During the first year of study, students begin a clinical internship. In the second year, students are required to do an externship. After completing the master’s degree, passing the ASHA certification examination, and completing a Clinical Fellowship Year, graduates have fulfilled all requirements for the Certificate of Clinical Competence for Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP).