Welcome to the School of Speech, Language, Hearing, & Occupational Sciences in the College of Health at the University of Montana!

We prepare students to become competent professionals who study and serve the developmental, treatment, and assessment needs of individuals with disorders in speech, language, swallowing, and/or hearing. Our school educates students for employment in school (K-12 and higher education), medical, and human service settings. 

The mission of the School of Speech, Language, Hearing, & Occupational Sciences is to enrich lives and communities in rural mountain west and beyond through meaningful education, research, and service in the Speech, Language, Hearing, and Occupational Sciences. Our vision is to be leaders in improving lives and connecting communities through dynamic research, teaching, and clinical practice.

Students in the Speech, Language, Hearing, & Occupational Sciences programs receive training in the areas of:

  • Effective communication
  • Speech, language, hearing development
  • Social and cultural foundations
  • Neural development, anatomy and physiology
  • Acquired and developmental disorders related to communication
  • Client assessment and evaluation and intervention
  • Research methods
  • Professional orientation

University of Montana School of Speech, Language, Hearing and Occupational Sciences Strategic Plan 2023-2026

National Accreditation

The Master of Science, M.S., education program in speech-language pathology at the University of Montana is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.caa-accredited-slp.jpg

Student Outcomes

We are proud of our high course completion, impressive job placement, and 100% certification test pass rates.

Equal Opportunity – Non-Discrimination

The University of Montana provides to all people the equal opportunity for education, employment, and participation in University activities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation. Responsibility for effecting equal opportunity accrues to all University administrators, faculty, and staff. This responsibility includes assurance that employment and admission decisions, personnel actions, and administration of benefits to students and employees rest exclusively upon criteria that adhere to the principle of Equal Opportunity. The University prohibits retaliation against a person for bringing a complaint of prohibited discrimination, for assisting someone with a complaint of discrimination, or for participating in any manner in an investigation or resolution of a complaint of discrimination. For further information, please visit UM Equal Opportunity.