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"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’s of Science (MS) education program in speech-language pathology {residential}  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.

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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

Katelyn KotlarekKatelyn Kotlarek, an assistant professor in the University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences Division of Communication Disorders, is the recipient of the American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association (ACPA) Emerging Leader Award.

The Emerging Leader Award is presented to an early-career professional who exhibits exemplary accomplishment and dedication to the issues affecting people with cleft and craniofacial conditions; and who is a member of ACPA for at least three years and not more than 15. Kotlarek, whose research specializes in craniofacial differences and imaging, received the award in May at the 80th ACPA meeting in Raleigh, N.C.

“I am truly grateful and honored to receive this award. ACPA has been my professional home for the past eight years,” Kotlarek says. “It is composed of people who genuinely and selflessly want to improve care for individuals with craniofacial differences through research and clinical practice. This organization holds a special place in my heart, and it makes receiving this honor so meaningful and humbling.”

Read the full article at UW News!







Amy PetersonAn assistant professor with the Division of Communication Disorders in the University of Wyoming’s College of Health Sciences is a recipient of this year’s American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Advancing Academic-Research Careers (AARC) Award.

Amy Peterson, whose research focuses on intervention for adolescent students with language-related learning disabilities and implementation of evidence-based practices for speech-language pathologists, applied for the $5,000 award in April with the support of Mark Guiberson, director of the UW Division of Communication Disorders. Peterson will work with accomplished mentors in communication sciences and disorders to complete research and teaching projects through March 2025.

“I am humbled and extremely grateful to the ASHA-AARC Award committee and reviewers for the opportunity to be a part of this program -- and to work with experienced mentors in teaching and research who will facilitate meaningful growth in the early years of my career at the University of Wyoming,” Peterson says.

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From the Director's Desk

The Division of Communication Disorders Summer 2023 Newsletter

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Contact Us

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