Message from the Chair

Susan Nittrouer

Susan Nittrouer, Ph.D.

Welcome to the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. The current department represents the melding of two separate, but related programs at the University of Florida. Each of those departments has its own rich history of training students, conducting high-caliber research, and providing outstanding clinical services. We are now reaping the benefits of these combined pasts. Our department offers a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, a Doctorate in Audiology, a PhD in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, and two distance-learning programs. We provide intensive clinical experiences to all of our students enrolled in our clinical graduate programs, starting the day they arrive on campus. We have extensive research programs that connect with programs across the university in many disciplines, including brain and cognitive sciences, aging, and engineering. And we continue to expand, creating an outstanding opportunity to learn about research and clinical service in the twenty-first century.