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Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

Speech and Hearing Sciences Degree Program

Chair Welcome

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at the WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. When you choose to study speech and hearing sciences at WSU, you become part of a diverse, inclusive, and academically rigorous community of dedicated scholars, teachers, and students.

Our position within the College of Medicine gives our program a global reach and a focus on impacting our local communities. Our involvement with programs such as the Stephens County Mentorship and Outreach program and the Hearing Oral Program of Excellence School allow our students to learn more about rural and deaf or hard of hearing populations while working with other disciplines. Our program also offers our students an opportunity to work and learn with other health care professionals.

We are especially excited for our new Autism and Neurodevelopmental Program, giving students access to cutting-edge clinical experiences and opportunities for research in support of a population in great need. In our department’s on-campus clinic, students may provide evidence-based assessment and treatment. The clinic give our students new opportunities to grow professionally while serving our community.

The WSU Spokane campus is an excellent place to learn and grow as future speech and hearing professionals. Our campus has all the advantages of a major research university while maintaining a small campus sense of community and belonging. Through our active student organizations and vibrant Student Diversity Center, you’ll find a place to belong at WSU Spokane. If you ask our students, they’ll say that they value our supportive faculty, interdisciplinary collaboration, opportunities for student involvement, and campus-wide support for their future success.

When you venture off our campus on the banks of the Spokane River, you’ll find Spokane has a lot to offer. As the second largest city in Washington, Spokane is the hub of the largest metro area between Seattle and Minneapolis – St. Paul. Spokane is home to a vibrant arts community, a thriving restaurant scene and outstanding outdoor recreation activities.

Amy Meredith
Amy Meredith, PhD
Chair and Clinical Professor
Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences