Experts in speech, language and hearing sciences (SLHS) are in high demand across many sectors, including health care, education and research. In the SLHS Department, graduate students master the skills they need to enter the workplace as professors, clinical practitioners and researchers. 

MA and PhD students benefit from faculty mentorship, research opportunities and flexible course options. A core benefit of the graduate program is the clinical training in the GW Speech and Hearing Center, where graduate students are the primary clinicians. Off campus, graduate students enjoy unique externship and career opportunities through Washington, D.C.'s hospitals, clinics, acute care and rehabilitation centers, schools and facilities for children with learning disabilities.


Join Us October 17–27

Registration is open for the 2022 CCAS Graduate Virtual Open House! The online event includes program-specific info sessions and opportunities to engage with current students, faculty and our admissions team.

The Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences Department is hosting an information session for prospective graduate students on Monday, October 17 at 11 a.m. EDT.

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Victoria Laiter in her graduation cap and gown

“Serving diverse client populations in the clinic, along with multiple populations in externships, allowed me to flourish as a flexible clinician and problem-solver. ... I now feel equipped to serve multiple populations thanks to the resources, courses and mentorship I was given."

Victoria Laiter
MA '19


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