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
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
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 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.
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
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
Our newly adopted strategic plan can be accessed by
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.
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)