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Degree and certificate programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders prepare students to be future leaders in speech-language pathology, audiology, and related areas. Your program will focus on the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's core values, which start with excellence, integrity, and diversity.

Nationally known faculty lead research efforts that contribute to the knowledge base of the discipline and provide state, regional, and national clinical leadership. Our faculty commit to evidence-based, client-centered, outcomes-focused training for our students. Permanent faculty members lead or supervise most courses and clinical experiences.

Our Speech and Hearing Clinic is the largest academically associated clinic at UGA and has been providing outstanding services to the community since 1953.

Admissions decisions for all programs and majors in the Department of Communication Sciences and Special Education will not be adversely affected at the department level by an applicant's history of participation in social justice activism or in peaceful protests seeking social or political change.

Student Organizations

National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA)

We provide students in the fields of human communication sciences and disorders an opportunity to share ideas in assessment and treatment; provide information; provide community service and social interaction.

Faculty advisor: Nancy Dellaria


Our summer programs offer intensive clinics for students and adults with speech and hearing difficulties. Visit our event page to learn more.

Upcoming Events

Faculty and Staff

Sandie Bass-Ringdahl

  • Clinical Associate Professor

Jennifer A. Brown

  • Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator
  • Associate Professor

Liang Chen

  • Associate Professor

Nancy Dellaria

  • Clinical Associate Professor
  • Clinical Associate Professor

Patrick Finn

  • Professor
  • Professor

Alisa Norris Fountain

  • Clinical Associate Professor
  • Clinical Education Coordinator

Holly S. Kaplan

  • Clinical Professor

Patricia La Madrid

  • Academic Advisor

Amber Laws

  • Clinic Office Manager
  • Administrative Specialist II

Anne K. Marcotte

  • Professor and CMSD Program Director
  • Professor and CMSD Program Director

Rebecca Shisler Marshall

  • Associate Professor

Alison Morrison

  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Audiology Clinic Coordinator

Laura Nichols

  • Clinical Assistant Professor

Katy H. O'Brien

  • Assistant Professor
  • Assistant Professor

Terry Jean (T.J.) Ragan

  • Clinical Associate Professor
  • Director

Contact Us

570 Aderhold Hall 110 Carlton Street Athens, Georgia 30602