Speech & Hearing Sciences
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 will prepare you for the rewarding and growing field of speech-language pathology and audiology.

We offer

  • Bachelor’s and master’s degrees with online course options
  • Clinical experience in Portland’s only on-campus speech and hearing clinic
  • 100 percent job placement in our graduate programs
  • Small classes, accessible faculty and peer mentors
  • Undergraduate and graduate research opportunities
  • Bilingual, multicultural and medical training

Our location in the heart of downtown Portland gives you easy access to a range of clinical experiences in school districts, hospitals, and private clinics throughout your studies.

We have our own community clinic and strong partnerships with top employers such as Oregon Health & Science University and Portland Public Schools, giving you opportunities for hands-on learning that are unmatched in Oregon.

At PSU, you will graduate with the skills, experience and connections you need to launch your speech-language therapy and hearing sciences career.




Learning by doing  

Starting as an undergraduate, you can work in our faculty research labs and participate in clinical opportunities on campus and in the community. As a graduate student, you complete a variety of specialty clinic experiences in your first year and two full-time community internships in your second year. We have a job placement rate of nearly 100 percent in our graduate program, because employers know our alumni are ready for clinical practice.

Featured Faculty: Deanna Britton, Connecting OHSU and PSU

Assistant Professor Deanna Britton teaches at PSU, practices in a clinic at OHSU and leads research on both campuses.

Her joint appointment with PSU and OHSU’s Northwest Center for Voice and Swallowing allows her to train PSU students for the growing field of medical speech-language pathology.