Department of Communication Disorders
- Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
- B.A. Pre-Professional Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
- M.A. Speech-Language Pathology
- Doctor of Audiology
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.
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.
Department Honors Outstanding Students
The School of Communication hosted a reception in the Davison Athletic Complex on May 20, 2016, to recognize and honor its outstanding undergraduate and graduate students in speech-language pathology and audiology for the academic year 2015-2016.
The awards went to the following students:
Pre-Professional Speech-Language Pathology Undergraduate Academician
Graduate Academician in Audiology
Graduate Academician in Speech-Language Pathology
First Year - Rachel Ball and Erin Dupree
Second Year - Olivia Parsons
Graduate Student Award for Research in Audiology
College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Students
Pre-Professional Speech-Language Pathology - Megan Crenshaw
Master of Arts: Speech-Language Pathology - Bethany Eppling
Doctor of Audiology: Shenque Lester
Graduate Clinician of the Year in Audiology
Graduate Clinician of the Year in Speech-Language Pathology
2016 Graduates in Speech-Language Pathology (Masters of Arts)
Jayde Elaine Long
2016 Graduates in Audiology (Doctor of Audiology)
Keeley C. Layfield
Nia B. Potier