Speech-Language Pathology within the Department of Speech, College of Liberal Arts, offers two degrees through Louisiana Tech University. Upon completion of curriculum requirements, Pre-Professional Speech-Language Pathology majors receive a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in preparation for application into a required master's degree program. The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Speech-Language Pathology degree is offered at Louisiana Tech University to students who apply and are accepted into the program. This degree is required as part of the process to become a certified Speech-Language Pathologist. Graduates of the program work with people of all ages who have speech and language disorders in multiple professional settings.
The Doctorate of Audiology (Au.D.) at Louisiana Tech University is one of two programs within the state of Louisiana. The degree is offered to students who apply and are accepted into the program. This degree is required as part of the process to become a certified Audiologist. Graduates of the program work with people of all ages who have disorders in the area of hearing, auditory processing, balance, and other hearing disorders related to communication in multiple professional settings.
Department Honors Outstanding Students
The Department of Speech hosted a reception in the GTM Auditorium on May 20, 2014 to recognize and honor its outstanding undergraduate and graduate students in speech-language pathology and audiology for the academic year 2013-2014.
The awards went to the following students:
Pre-Professional Speech-Language Pathology Undergraduate Academician
Graduate Academician in Audiology
Graduate Academician in Speech-Language Pathology
First Year - Dianne Walding
Second Year - Jianwen Jackson, Jessica Neely, & Julie Thibeaux
Service to the Profession
Graduate Student Award for Research in Speech-Language Pathology
College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Students
Pre-Professional Speech-Language Pathology - Hayden Holtzclaw
Master of Arts: Speech-Language Pathology - Lacey Dugas
Doctor of Audiology: Kaylee Laitinen
Graduate Clinician of the Year in Audiology
Graduate Clinician of the Year in Speech-Language Pathology
2014 Graduates in Speech-Language Pathology (Masters of Arts)
2014 Graduates in Audiology (Doctor of Audiology)
Sarah M. Babin
Kalyn K. Bradford
Anna L. Ford
Laura A. Wade