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College of Liberal Arts - Louisiana Tech University

School of
Communication

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 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

Lindsey Neyland

Graduate Academician in Audiology

Jacob Sommers

Graduate Academician in Speech-Language Pathology

First Year - Rachel Ball and Erin Dupree
Second Year - Olivia Parsons

Graduate Student Award for Research in Audiology

Shenque Lester

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

Michael Arnold

Graduate Clinician of the Year in Speech-Language Pathology

Jessica Houte

2016 Graduates in Speech-Language Pathology (Masters of Arts)

Hillary Broussard
Cassia Carmichael
Ashley Clarke
Emory Clayborn
Larkin Culpepper
Jessica Davis
Bethany Eppling
Cady Harris
Daley Johnston
Jayde Elaine Long
Kimberly Luensmann
Leana Massimini
Katie Miller
Angela Niemirowski
Michelle Oliva
Olivia Parsons
Maggie Sileri
Lauren Simmons
Anna Ward

2016 Graduates in Audiology (Doctor of Audiology)

Kaylee Davenport
Keeley C. Layfield
Tara Harmon-McElheney
Nia B. Potier
Lindsay M.Young


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