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Audiology and Speech Language Pathology

College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences

Audiology & Speech Language Pathology


Dept of Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology

258 Lamb Hall
P.O. Box 70643

Johnson City, TN 37614
Phone: (423) 439-4272

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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 a

Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Communicative Disorders with a concentration in Speech-Language Pathology

Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.).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.

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

- Student Outcome Data-

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.
American Speach Hearing Association logoThe 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, Ph: (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 ETSU 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 FREE 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. Here is the link to the CAA Accreditation Decision page.

The program was placed on probation due to a three-year graduation rate that falls below the 80% rate mandated by the CAA. Our three-year data may be accessed here (Student Outcome Data). These data, indicate a graduation rate of 78%, which falls below the 80% cut-off.

University AccreditationSACS logo

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 Ph: (404) 679-4500, or go to their website at with any questions regarding the accreditation of East Tennessee State University.











  • Audiology Program Open House: Students interested in the ETSU Audiology graduate program are invited to attend one of our open houses. Audiology Open House (09/29/2016)
  • SLP Progam Open House: Students Interested in the ETSU SLP graduate program are invited to attend one of our open houses. ASLP Open House (09/09/16)

  • Congratulations to Brittany Ratliff, 2nd Yr SLP, for being awarded scholarshiop from the Jesse Walker Foundation Scholarship and Virginia Baptist Foundation. You make us look good! (08/02/16)

  • Congratulations to Ms. Julia McDowell (4th Yr AuD) for being selected for a coveted travel award to present her research on predictors of hearing aid benefit in veterans with PTSD at the annual International Hearing Aid Research meeting in Tahoe City, CA!

    • 07/26/2016

  • Congratulations to Ms. Brittany England (3rd Yr AuD), Ms. Aimee Johnson (3rd Yr AuD) and Ms. Katie Cardona (4th Yr AuD) for being awarded the prestigious Audiology/Hearing Science Research Travel Awards( ARTA) to attend the 2016 ASHA Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 17–19. You guys make us proud!

    • 07/20/2016

  • Kudos to Ms. Aimee Johnson (3rd Yr AuD) for being awarded a very competitive scholarship from the Serotoma Club of Nashville. (07/20/2016)

  • Congratulations to Teresa Boggs for publishing her first article about the Positive Eating Program (PEP) in Perspectives.
  • Teresa Boggs is also the recipient of the 2015 ETSU Distinguished Faculty Award for Service.

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  • 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.picture of Katie McCreery


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