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Speech pathology program ranked
in top 25 by U.S. News
March 2, 1998

The speech/language pathology program in the communication sciences department ranked 21st out of 224 in the latest ranking of the nation's best graduate school programs by U.S. News and World Report.

Harvey Gilbert, a professor of communication sciences and head of department, says "Since 1990 we've lost all our tenure-track faculty to retirements. We essentially have a new program in speech/language pathology today compared to 1990. The rankings may reflect new directions the program has taken over the past decade."

The speech pathology rankings take into account both master's and Ph.D. programs. Northwestern topped the list.

UConn tied with Louisiana State University Medical Center-New Orleans; Syracuse University; Teachers College, Columbia University; the University of Colorado-Boulder; University of Tennessee-Knoxville; University of Texas-Dallas; and Eastern Michigan University.

The audiology program, also in the communication sciences department, ranked 14th out of 117.

UConn's program tied with the audiology programs at Ohio State University, the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and the University of Texas, Austin.

Sherry Fisher