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Quick Facts

  • 5 - Number of faculty members receiving FLASHA's "Honors of the Association Award" (statewide)
  • 248 - Number of bachelor's degrees awarded in 2015-16
  • 81 - Number of master's degrees awarded in 2015-16
  • ~2,000 - Number of clients served by the Communication Disorders Clinic in 2015-16
  • 11 - Number of faculty members who are fellows of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Mailing Address

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
College of Health and Public Affairs
University of Central Florida
P.O. Box 162215
4364 Scorpius Drive
Orlando, FL 32816-2215

Phone: 407-823-4798
Fax: 407-823-4816

About the Department



The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is one of seven departments and schools in the College of Health and Public Affairs. We have programs at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels in communication sciences and disorders. (See the specific program descriptions under the "Undergraduate" and "Graduate" tabs.) The department currently enrolls more than 700 bachelor's, 200 master's and 7 doctoral students. With 26 full-time and numerous affiliated faculty members, the department offers students a broad range of academic programs, comprehensive clinical experiences, and ongoing research opportunities in human communication sciences and disorders.

Please click here to view the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders organizational chart.


The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders has two locations: the UCF Orlando campus and the UCF Communication Disorders Clinic. On the UCF Orlando campus, we are located in Health and Public Affairs building II (HPA II), Suite 101. The UCF Communication Disorders Clinic is located in the Central Florida Research Park in the Innovative Center off of Progress Drive.

The greater Orlando area is a great place to live and work. Further, our location affords us access to many professionals, agencies and facilities that serve individuals from diverse populations with language, speech, hearing and swallowing disorders across the age span. Our many national and international affiliates expand our horizons to the global community. In these venues we provide rich experiences for faculty members and students to collaborate on research and clinical services.


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The faculty and staff of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Central Florida are dedicated to empower our students to achieve their greatest potential as clinicians, scientists, scholars, and professionals. By providing the foundations of our discipline and through the use of innovative technology, we enable our graduates to be leaders who positively impact individuals and their communities.


The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders strives to be a world-class center for transformative research, teaching, and learning, and to be a leader in community-based programs that support and empower individuals affected by communication disorders.

Strategic Plan

Our newly adopted strategic plan can be accessed by clicking here.


The Master of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders education program in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Central Florida is 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, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

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NSSLHA gives me the opportunity to connect with young professionals who share a similar passion as well as volunteer in our community to promote awareness about disorders and the role of a speech-language pathologist.
— Kristina D'Errico,  president of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association at UCF
Being an SLP-ELL scholar enabled me to gain the knowledge and skills I need to be a better SLP working with English Language Learners. I feel confident in my abilities thanks to the master's program and SLP-ELL grant.
— Amber Suarez ,  M.A. in communication sciences and disorders with a federal grant-funded specialization ('14)
Aphasia House offered me unique therapy not available anywhere in our region.
— Denette Schweikert,  artist, stroke survivor and former Aphasia House client
Aphasia House provided me with a unique and memorable experience where I was able to experience being a clinician, in a real world setting, working with clients and their families.
— Ashley Mignon,  M.A. in communication sciences and disorders ('14)
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