About Us

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

Graduate Program Outcome Data (updated June 2018)

On-Time Program Completion Rates

Period # Completed in Expected Time Frame % Completed in Expected Time Frame
Recent Year 15/17 88%
1 Year Prior 15/15 100%
2 Years Prior 16/17 94%

Praxis Exam Pass Rates of Test-Takers

Reporting Period # Passed Exam
% Passed Exam
Recent Year  13/13  100%
1 Year Prior  16/16  100%
2 Years Prior  16/16  100%

Note: The Praxis examination reporting period is the testing year or examination cycle, not the year of graduation for the test-takers. The data for each reporting period may include test-takers who graduated from the program within the previous 3 years.

Employment Rates in Profession

Reporting Period
# Graduates from Prior Year
% Graduates from Prior Year
Recent Year  15  100%
1 Year Prior  15  94%
2 Years Prior  14  100%

Note: The employment rate reporting period is not the year of graduation. The data for each reporting period should represent the individuals who graduated from the program one year prior.

The Master of Arts education program in speech-language pathology at the University of Maine is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 220 Research Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

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