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The University of Maine offers the only academic major in Speech-Language Pathology in the State of Maine. The Undergraduate Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders provides the background for students to apply for Master’s study 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.

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The department hosts an active chapter of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Please visit the NSSLHA page to learn more about the group’s activities.

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-site clinical facility, the Madelyn E. and Albert D. Conley Speech, Language and Hearing Center. Within this venue and its outreach programs, faculty develop new procedures for assessment and therapy. Family-centered practice is a major focus of the Conley Center. The clinical, academic and research elements of the department’s mission are well integrated, and student research is strongly emphasized. Faculty scholars work with student investigators in such laboratory and educational research areas as stuttering, phonological development of children with dyslexia, the effects of brain injury on communication, agenesis of the corpus callosum and international service delivery and professional preparation.

The following tables present data on Master’s degree completion rates, percentage of graduates passing the national certification examination, and employment rates.

Student Outcome Data

Program Completion Rate Within Expected Time Frame


# Completing

% Completing 

2014-2015 15/16 94
2013-2014  16/16  100
2012- 2013  17/18  94
2011–2012  18/19  95
2010–2011  18/18  100

Praxis Examination Pass Rates of Graduates


# Passing

% Pass Rate

2014-2015 15/15 100
2013-2014  16/16  100
2012–2013  17/17  100
2011–2012  18/18  100
2010–2011  15/15  100

Employment Rates of Graduates within One Year of Graduation

Period  # Employed % Employed
2014-2015  15/15  100
2013-2014  16/16  100
2012–2013  18/18  100
2011–2012  18/19  95
2010–2011  15/15  100

*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, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

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