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Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology

Improving Life’s Connections through education, clinical care, research, and public service.

The Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral education in audiology and speech-language pathology. The mission of the Department is consistent with the missions of UTHSC and the College of Health Professions. As such, the Department serves a major public service role by:

  • providing access to high quality education in audiology, speech-language pathology, and speech and hearing sciences.
  • operating clinical programs that offer excellence in care for individuals with communication disabilities.
  • generating new knowledge in the discipline of communication sciences and disorders through active research.
  • promoting life-long learning for alumni and other professionals across the state of Tennessee.

UTHSC Audiology and Speech Pathology Strategic Plan

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100% Praxis exam pass rate
98% Program completion rate
100% Job placement within 3 months of graduation

Praxis Pass Rate Data (median scores)

Academic Year SLP Grads median score AuD Grads median score
2021/2022 49/50 (98%) 183 22/25 (88%) 169
2020/2021 51/51 (100%) 181 19/20 (95%) 182
2019/2020 42/43 (98%) 181 2/2 (100%)* 184
2018/2019 41/41 (100%) 182 15/15 (100%) 180

*Spring 2020 Praxis exams were cancelled due to COVID-19.


Program Completion Data

Academic Year Number
on TIme
  Number
Late
  Number Not
Completing
  Percetage
Completing
 
  SLP AuD SLP AuD SLP AuD SLP AuD
2020/2021 54 16 0 0 1 4 98% 75%
2019/2020 42 16 0 0 0 1 100% 98%
2018/2019 42 13 0 0 0 0 100% 100%


Job Placement Rate Data (within 3 months of graduation)

Academic Year SLP Graduates (%) AuD Graduates (%)
2020/2021 42/42 (100%) 16/16 (100%)
2019/2020 42/42 (100%) 16/16 (100%)
2018/2019 42/42 (100%) 13/13 (100%)
Nov 4, 2022