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Department of Communication Disorders

Both the Master’s (MA) program in Speech-Language Pathology and the Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) program at Louisiana Tech University are accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498- 2071 or 301-296- 5700. Both programs meet the ASHA 2014 & 2017 accreditation standards, and both programs received the latest full accreditation in February 2014 (currently accredited through 2021).

Speech-Language Pathology within the School of Communication, College of Liberal Arts, offers two degrees through Louisiana Tech University.  Upon completion of curriculum requirements, Pre-Professional Speech-Language Pathology majors receive a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in preparation for application into a required master's degree program.  The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Speech-Language Pathology degree is offered at Louisiana Tech University to students who apply and are accepted into the program.  This degree is required as part of the process to become a certified Speech-Language Pathologist.  Graduates of the program work with people of all ages who have speech and language disorders in multiple professional settings.

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The Doctorate of Audiology (Au.D.) at Louisiana Tech University is one of two programs within the state of Louisiana.  The degree is offered to students who apply and are accepted into the program.  This degree is required as part of the process to become a certified Audiologist.  Graduates of the program work with people of all ages who have disorders in the area of hearing, auditory processing, balance, and other hearing disorders related to communication in multiple professional settings.

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Department Honors Outstanding Students

The School of Communication hosted a reception in the Davison Athletic Complex on May 19, 2017, to recognize and honor its outstanding undergraduate and graduate students in speech-language pathology and audiology for the academic year 2016-2017.

The awards went to the following students:

Pre-Professional Speech-Language Pathology Undergraduate Academician

Shelby Sylvester

College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Students

Pre-Professional Speech-Language Pathology - Claire Crawford
Master of Arts:  Speech-Language Pathology - Brooke Kenney
Doctor of Audiology:  Jacob Sommers

Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges at Louisiana Tech University

Shelby Sylvester

Melissa DeLao
Hayden Holtzclaw
Shenque Lester
Jacob Sommers

Graduate Academician in Audiology

Claire Dufrene

Graduate Student Award for Research in Audiology

Jacob Sommers

Graduate Clinician of the Year in Audiology

Jordan Smith

Graduate Student Award for Research in Speech-Language Pathology

Cari Beth Barett

Graduate Academician in Speech-Language Pathology

First Year Students who have maintained 4.0 GPA's this year
Cari Beth Barrett
Megan Crenshaw
Victoria Cortex
Breayn Green
Laney Laque
Hope Mair
Skylar Dailey Odom
Kristen Puzio
Alex Viola

Second Year student who maintained 4.0 during her entire graduate school
Rachel Ball

Graduate Clinician of the Year in Speech-Language Pathology

Hope Mair

2017 Graduates in Speech-Language Pathology (Masters of Arts)

Rachel Ball
Haley Colvin
Rachel Crooks
Erin Dupree
Kelsey Fountain
Cami Haden
Hope Hagerman
Jessica Houte
Kaitlyn Hutson
Erin Jackson
Brooke Kenney
Jamie McCraren
Katherine Melson
Miranda Miller
Natalie Murphy
Morgan Prujan
Tracie Shippy

2017 Graduates in Audiology (Doctor of Audiology)

Shenque Lester
Jeni Abrams Dunnington