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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

Chair's Welcome

Chairs WelcomeIt's my pleasure to welcome current and prospective students, alumni, colleagues, friends, and the just-plain-curious to the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders' website at the University of Central Florida. As you navigate this site, we invite you to learn about our high-quality educational programs, meet our dedicated faculty and staff, and learn about the exciting teaching, research and service activities in which we are involved in collaboration with our valued colleagues within and outside of the university. Above all, we want to communicate our commitment to children, adolescents and adults with communication and related disorders. Everything we do is in service to that commitment. We hope that our passion for this work comes across in this website.

We are proud to be ranked among the top 100 Speech-Language Pathology programs in the nation, with our rank steadily increasing. We are the largest program in the country, enjoying the benefits that come with size, importantly a large, diverse faculty with many different subspecialties that span the field of Communication Sciences and Disorders. If you look at our faculty directory you will notice the names of many internationally and nationally known experts in a variety of areas. We are also unique in that many of our faculty members focus on providing state-of-the-art clinical education, which is a specialty area in and of itself. Our hard-working and talented staff is another reason for celebration. We could not operate all the moving parts in our department without them. All in all they don't come any better than our faculty and staff!  And we feel the same way about our students. We have outstanding students who excel in a number of areas. We are pleased that we attract students of varied backgrounds from the United States and abroad and we work hard to provide a welcoming environment for them. 

Thanks for visiting! I invite you to return often to check our current happenings. We are always on the move, trying to make life better for individuals with communication and related disorders by preparing the best practitioners, leaders, researchers and scholars to serve them. UCF Stands for Opportunity and opportunities abound in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.



Warmest regards,

Richard I. Zraick, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow
Professor and Chair, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

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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