Welcome to HESP

Welcome to HESP

Our department is recognized as one of the top-ranked Graduate Programs by U.S. News and World ReportOur speech-language pathology program is ranked 16th and our audiology program is ranked 10th. Both programs are in the top 10% of graduate programs in the discipline nationwide. The mission of the Department is to provide state-of-the-art teaching, research, and clinical services in the areas of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.

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Our award-winning faculty include several Fellow and Honors recipients of the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), as well as recipients of the National Stuttering Association SLP of the year award, American Academy of Audiology Distinguished Achievement Award, Fellow of the American Associ

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HESP Initiatives

The Hearing and Speech Department has many initiatives and ongoing projects, with both research and clinical focuses. Check back often to learn about exciting initiatives lead by HESP faculty members and explore our many projects and innovations!

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Campus Location

The Hearing and Speech Department is located in the bottom floor of LeFrak Hall (building #038).   To find our building select links for directions and campus maps.


Diversity and Inclusion Efforts in HESP

Mission Statement: HESP seeks to cultivate an environment where individuals of diverse race, color, ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, nationality, age, height, weight, disability, and marital and parental status may succeed professionally and personally. 

The Diversity & Inclusion Committee recognizes the critical need for cultural humility in research, scholarship, and clinical practice for speech-language pathology and audiology. We support student, staff, and faculty diversity-learning, promote equity of opportunity within HESP, and work collaboratively to create an inclusive academic community.

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The master's (M.A.) and doctoral (Au.D.) education programs in audiology and speech-language pathology at the University of Maryland, College Park are accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.