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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


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 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 (2017-2018) -

- Student Outcome Data-

Department and University Scholarships Available for ASLP Students

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.


University AccreditationSACS logo

East Tennessee State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s, education specialist, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, or, for questions about the accreditation of East Tennessee State University.










  • 2017 ASHA Convention: SLP faculty and students will be attending the annual ASHA Convention to be held in Los Angeles, CA Nov. 9th-11th to showcase their research
  • SLP Program Open House: Students Interested in the ETSU SLP graduate program are invited to attend one of our open houses. SLP Open House (08/02/17)

  • Audiology Program Open House: Students interested in the ETSU Audiology graduate program are invited to attend one of our open houses. Audiology Open House (08/02/2017)

  • In honor of Dr. Brenda Louw's 40 years as a Speech-Language Pathologist, the first year SLP students surprised her with a donation to Smile Train, an international children's charity that provides surgery to children born with cleft lip/palate in developing countries. Their donation will pay for a child to receive corrective surgery in her name! (4/11/2017)

  • Congratulations to Allie Staples, 1st year SLP, who was awarded a free membership to ASHA's SIG 5 Craniofacial and Velopharyngeal Disorders! She is 1 of 6 SLP masters students nationwide who were selected as members.

  • Research and scholarly activity of ASLP students and faculty are well represented at the upcoming American Speech-Language-Hearing annual conference in Philadelphia. Please find attached a list of presentations. (10/26/16)

  • Congratulations to Brittany Ratliff, 2nd Yr SLP, for being awarded scholarship 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

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