Help Others Find Their Voice

The ability to communicate is often taken for granted. But today, a growing number of our population live with a range of challenging communication problems, from autism and Parkinson’s disease to brain injuries and strokes. At URI, the study of communicative disorders prepares you for a career as a professional speech-language pathologist, helping clients of all ages live fuller lives.

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  • MS-SLP program rank rises again. - The MS program in Speech-Language Pathology continues its rising trajectory, according to the latest US News and World Report rankings, released on April 9th, 2024. The program is tied at #78 (up from #109 last year) out of 318 SLP programs in the country, putting it in the top 25% of programs nationally. Programs are ranked by US […]

Why Communicative Disorders at URI?

Dr. Leslie Mahler working with clients

Learn by Doing

Whether you’re a graduate or undergraduate student in communicative disorders, you’ll have plenty of opportunities for hands-on learning in a variety of locations. That includes two URI Speech and Hearing Centers, which serve the local community and provide clinical settings for students to both observe and work directly with clients.

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Get Hired

Speech-language pathology is a widely needed and growing profession, which consistently appears in the “Best Jobs” rankings by U.S. News and World Report. Our graduate students consistently record at-or-near 100% employment rates, and whether you want to work in an educational, clinical, or private setting, you’ll be in high demand when you graduate.