An estimated 42 million Americans have some sort of communication disorder that makes simple tasks frustrating or even impossible. 

Our programs will prepare you for professions in which you will evaluate, diagnose and assist in the rehabilitation of individuals with speech and hearing impairments. The speech-language pathology program deals with speech, language and swallowing disorders. The audiology program deals mainly with auditory and balance disorders.

Our faculty are members of the Center for Brain and Behavior Research, promoting innovative basic to translational research that addresses problems in neurology, neuropsychology and psychiatry. 

Strategic Plans

We have developed a strategic plan, which focuses on the five primary goals and strategic issues identified as priorities by the University of South Dakota:

  • Academic Excellence
  • Research and Creative Activity
  • Enrollment Management
  • Institutional Positioning
  • Funding and Resource Development