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Communication Sciences and Disorders

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.

Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science in Education (BSEd)

Master of Education (MEd)

Master of Arts (MA)

Educational Specialist (EdS)

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Non-Degree Programs

Certificate Programs

Student Organizations

Audiology Dogs (AudDogs)

Get connected to the world of audiology through Audiology Dogs (AudDogs). During our meetings, specialists from the field come to speak and answer your questions! AudDogs also raises money for the UGA Speech and Hearing Clinic and advocates for UGA students with hearing loss.

Faculty Advisor: Alison Morrison

AudDogs website


CommunicAID Nation was founded as a non-profit organization in Atlanta in 2012 as a means to provide resources and support for individuals with communication needs. By offering access to direct and affordable services, providing financial assistance, and by supplying assistive technology devices, CommunicAID Nation enables individuals with communication disorders to access the world around them.

We encourage people to find their voice and we advocate within the community and local government to create change. We feel strongly that everyone deserves to be heard.

Faculty Advisors: Laura Nichols , Ainsley Vergara

CommunicAID+ Nation website

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

NSSLHA Website

Minorities in Communication Sciences and Disorders (M-CMSD)

M-CMSD strives to uplift and empower minority voices through community building and advocacy to create diverse, inclusive, and culturally responsive spaces. We welcome all–minorities and allies!

Faculty Advisors: Nina Santus and Domane’k Blake


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

Javad Anjum Assistant Professor
Sandie Bass-Ringdahl Clinical Professor
Jennifer A. Brown Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator
Liang Chen Associate Professor
Kerry Cohen Audiologist
Nancy B. Dellaria Clinical Associate Professor
Patrick Finn Professor
Alisa Norris Fountain Clinical Associate Professor
Silvia Garcia Wyatt Administrative Associate II
Hannah Krimm Assistant Professor
Amber Laws Business Manager I
Anne K. Marcotte Professor Emeritus
SoMang Moon Clinical Assistant Professor
Leslie Elisabeth Moon Student Affairs Professional III
Alison Morrison Clinical Associate Professor
Laura Nichols Clinical Associate Professor and CMSD Program Coordinator
Terry Jean (T.J.) Ragan Clinical Associate Professor
Nina Santus Clinical Assistant Professor
Ainsley P. Vergara Clinical Assistant Professor

Contact Info

570 Aderhold Hall 110 Carlton Street Athens, Georgia 30602
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