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Audiology and Speech Language Pathology

College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences


The field of audiology & speech-language pathology includes extensive opportunities for the audiologist and speech pathologist to assist persons with problems of hearing, speech, and/or language communication.

Through appropriate diagnosis and evaluation and through techniques of (re)habilitation and appropriate counseling, communicatively disordered persons can be led to goals of successful personal, social, and vocational competence. The Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (ASLP) offers the

  • Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Communicative Disorders with a concentration in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.).

Speech-Language Pathology Program Strategic Plan (2015-2016)

Student Outcome Data

Mission Statement:

"To foster excellence in the academic and clinical education of speech-language pathologists and audiologists through commitments to teaching, research, and service; to promote a culture of scholarship and respect for individuals; and to provide a foundation of knowledge and skills that fosters competent, autonomous, clinical practice for the professional lifetime."

Program Accreditation:

The Audiology and Speech Pathology Department at East Tennessee State University houses two programs: a Doctorate in Audiology and a Master's in Communicative Disorders with a concentration in Speech-Language Pathology. The AuD and MS programs 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, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. Both programs completed multi-year self-studies that culminated with a site review in October, 2011. The most favorable outcome of such a review was obtained -- re-accreditation for an 8-year period covering the 2012-2020 cycle. The programs of study and clinical clock hour requirements are designed for the student to obtain the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence and licensure with the State of Tennessee Health Related Boards and/or Board of Education. The Program Assessment Information link contains graduation, national board exam, and employment statistics for classes of 2009-2014.

The  Doctoral  program  in  audiology  at East Tennessee State University has been placed  on probation  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.  A  program  on  probation  is  not  currently  in  full  compliance  with  the accreditation standards. Programs on probation remain accredited but must demonstrate compliance with the standards within one year.  The link to the CAA’s decision page is below. 

University Accreditation

East Tennessee State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges,  Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call 404-679-4500, or website: with any questions regarding the accreditation of East Tennessee State University.


  • Congratulations to Dr. Chaya Nanjundeswaran on being awarded the College Teaching Award for 2016. Thank you for all your dedication and passion expended in your classroom and clinical teaching!
  • Congratulations to Teresa Boggs for publishing her first article about the Positive Eating Program (PEP) in Perspectives. Follow this link to read the article.
  • Congratulations to Katie McCreery, a 3rd year AuD program student, on being the winner among the Doctoral and Master's Candidates, Biomedical category, for her oral presentation at the 2016 Appalachian Student Research Forum.
  • ETSU & the Dept. of ASLP formally welcomes Dr. Lindsay Bondurant to our family! Find more information of our new Pediatric Audiology Expert here.
  • Congratulations to Kristi Moore, Mackenzie Anderson, & Erin Boccardo (2nd Yr SLP students) for winning the prestigious TAASLPA Praxis Bowl. We are all proud of you!TAASLPA 2015 praxis bowl winners
  • Congratulations to Dr. Marc Fagelson for co-authoring a new book in Tinnitus titled: Tinnitus – Clinical and Research Perspectives. Please find here a copy of the book cover.
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