Graduate Overview

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Our graduate students become the next generation of leading speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and scientists. We offer a variety of graduate degree programs to fit the career aspirations of our students. 

Our Programs

  • MA in Speech-Language Pathology
    The MA in Speech-Language Pathology is for students interested in becoming a speech-language pathologist. Students expand their academic and clinical knowledge of the field, collaborate with patients and other professionals to provide optimal care, and contribute to a body of knowledge in communication sciences and disorders.
  • Doctor of Audiology (AuD)
    The AuD is for students interested in becoming an audiologist. Students will have a variety of academic, clinical, and research experiences that prepare them to be independent practitioners skilled in providing diagnostic, rehabilitative, and other hearing services.
  • Dual Degree (AuD + MBA)
    The School of Management and the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences collaboratively offer a AuD (Doctor of Audiology) and MBA (Master of Business Administration) degree program. This is ideal for future audiologists who would like to gain business experience for private practice, as well as combined clinical and administrative positions.
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    At UB, you can also engage in advanced coursework and research leading to the PhD in Speech Pathology. This path is most appropriate for students preparing for a career as a teacher, researcher, or scholar. Unlike the AuD, this program may or may not include a clinical component.

We offer accredited programs by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:

The Master of Arts (MA) education program in Speech-Language Pathology (residential) and the  Doctor of Audiology (AuD) education program in Audiology (residential) at the University at Buffalo is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.  


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