Speech & Hearing Sciences

Your path to speech and hearing careers

Portland State University is home to one of the top speech and hearing programs in the United States. Our unique mix of specialized courses, expert faculty, and intensive clinical training prepares you for rewarding careers in speech-language pathology, audiology, healthcare, and education.  Learn more about PSU's Speech & Hearing Sciences program >>

COVID-19 Update: Our office is closed, but we are still here to serve you. You can contact faculty and staff directly, email us at sphr@pdx.edu, or leave a voicemail at 503-725-5380. You can ask questions “face-to-face” on Zoom by stopping by our SPHR Virtual Front Desk from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Excellence in the heart of Portland, Oregon

We give you the skills, experience and connections you need to launch your speech and hearing career in the middle of one of the West Coast’s most vibrant cities. We offer bachelor’s and master’s degrees and a certificate program with online course options, clinical experience in Portland’s only on-campus speech and hearing clinic, and research opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students. Our small classes, accessible faculty and peer mentors ensure you have the support you need to succeed.

Learn by doing

We give you opportunities for hands-on learning that are unmatched in Oregon. Starting as an undergraduate, you can work in our faculty research labs and participate in a range of clinical experiences in school districts, hospitals, and private clinics. We run our own community clinic and have strong partnerships with top employers such as Oregon Health & Science University and Portland Public Schools. You’ll make a positive impact throughout your studies and after you graduate.

100% job placement for grad students

As a graduate student, you complete a variety of specialty clinical experiences in your first year and two full-time community internships in your second year. We have a job placement rate of nearly 100% in our graduate program, because employers know our alumni are ready for clinical practice. We offer training in bilingual, multicultural and medical practice, as well as telepractice. You’ll graduate with high-demand skills in the growing field of speech-language pathology.

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