Mission Statement

The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at the University of Florida
is dedicated to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, clinical training and basic and
applied research in speech language pathology and audiology. Our goal is to provide a mutually respectful
environment to advance scholarship and the pursuit of knowledge, and to foster intellectual curiosity and
integrity in all aspects of research and clinical education. Our focus is on educating future professionals
in the areas of speech language pathology and audiology while building their leadership skills and setting a
high standard of performance. The faculty and staff are dedicated to the promotion of our program and the
dissemination of scholarly information locally, nationally and internationally.

Executive Summary of the SLHS 5-year Strategic Plan