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The Master of Science in the Communication Sciences and Disorders program prepares students for professional positions working with persons with hearing, speech, language, voice, literacy, and fluency disorders in hospital clinics, rehabilitation centers, schools, residential institutions, private practices, and other settings. A concentration is offered in speech-language pathology. The curriculum emphasizes the speech, language, and hearing processes, knowledge about human communication disorders, and evaluation and treatment methods. Practicum experiences are available at a wide variety of area institutions. Professional speech-language pathologists may, with the instructors’ consent, take program courses for continuing education credit.

The program is a consortium program combining the clinical and research resources of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences with the academic resources of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

The master of science education program in speech-language pathology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is 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, Telephone: (800) 498- 2071 or (301) 296-5700.