Dept of Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology
258 Lamb Hall
P.O. Box 70643
Johnson City, TN 37614
Phone: (423) 439-4272
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
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-
Department and University Scholarships Available for ASLP Students
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, 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.
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 www.sacscoc.org with any questions regarding the accreditation of East Tennessee State University.