The University of Maine offers the only undergraduate and graduate programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders in the State of Maine. The Undergraduate Program provides the background for students to apply for Master’s programs in either speech-language pathology or audiology. It also equips majors to pursue careers or graduate study in a variety of fields including education, business, and health care.
The Master’s Program at the University of Maine is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. A major component of the graduate program is the department’s on-campus clinic, the Madelyn E. and Albert D. Conley Speech, Language and Hearing Center. In the clinic and its outreach programs, speech-language pathologists develop new procedures for assessment and therapy. Family-centered practice is a major focus of the Conley Center. The clinical, academic and research components of the department’s mission are well integrated, and student research is strongly emphasized. Faculty work with students on research related to augmentative and alternative communication, stuttering, aphasia, aging, and telerehabilitation.