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Welcome to the Division of Communication Disorders!


UW Division of Communication Disorders alumna Samantha Yung.

"The UW Division of Communication Disorders is the perfect place to start your journey towards the careers of speech-language pathology or audiology. The program provided me with all the knowledge and experience I needed to feel prepared for my doctoral program, and they can do the same for you!"

Samantha Wagner Yung, Au.D. 
B.S. in Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences (UW, 2012)

We have a long history at the University of Wyoming, coursework in speech correction, as it was known at that time, was initiated in 1940, and the first dedicated degree bachelor’s degree in speech correction, was awarded to Barbara Kahn in January 1952.  The Division of Communication Disorders offers a bachelor's (B.S.) degree in Speech, Language and Hearing Science, and Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology.  We have very productive research faculty, creating and disseminating basic and clinical science to inform practice across the lifespan. Our clinical program provides services to the community and state of Wyoming, with 2800 - 3,000 patient contacts a year.  We encourage you to explore our website to learn more about our academic programs, clinical services at the Speech & Hearing Clinic, faculty research,  as well as our scholarships and the Maggie Scarlet Summer Speaker Series. 

The Division and the UW Speech and Hearing Clinic are located in the Health Sciences building. View campus map.

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The Master of Science (M.S.) education program in speech-language pathology at the University of Wyoming is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

The Information You Need In One Place!

Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology

Bachelor of Science in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

American Sign Language Studies Certificate

Leveling Program

Learn details about each of these programs of study in our new Informational Trifold! 

Division News


Priorities for the Yagi Multicultural Scholarship in Communications Disorders include the following (in order of importance): underrepresented, international, or minority students with financial need; students with financial need who articulate how they will use their degree to promote multiculturalism and/or multilingualism; or students with financial need. Clink HERE for more information!



Communication Disorders graduate student Kyliah Ferris.UW Graduate Publishes Work on Native American Caregivers

Kyliah Ferris, of Rawlins, a recent graduate of University of Wyoming’s Division of Communication Disorders, recently had part of her master’s thesis accepted for peer-reviewed publication in the journal Topics in Language Disorders.

Ferris earned her Bachelor of Science in speech, language and hearing science as well as her Master of Science in speech-language pathology.

“I was provided many opportunities to not only expand my clinical knowledge, but to develop my own research projects,” say Ferris, expressing appreciation to her cohort and all of the faculty members in the division who supported her growth as a speech-language pathologist.

Ferris primarily has been involved in research pertaining to culturally and/or linguistically diverse children and their families. This research aimed to identify potential culturally competent early-language intervention strategies.

She recently completed a qualitative research article with Professor Mark Guiberson, division director, and Erin Bush, assistant professor of neurogenic communication disorders, describing the developmental priorities of Native American caregivers and their clinical implications.

In the photo: Kyliah Ferris, third from left, presents her thesis study at a poster presentation at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention in 2019 in Orlando, Fla. (UW Photo)

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Visit our News Archive Section for recent and past UW Division of Communications Press Releases. 


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Division of Communication Disorders
1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 3311
Health Sciences, 265
Laramie, WY  82071
Phone: 307-766-6427
Fax: 307-766-6829


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