Announcement:  We are so excited to meet you for our first in-person All-SLHS Orientation in over two years!  Our amazing student organizations (NSSLHA, OS and SAA:  https://activities.sfsu.edu/) have been working very hard this summer to plan a fun and informative day for you!  Please put the date of Friday, August 19 from 11:00-2:00 in your calendar.  We will be meeting on campus at the beautiful Garden of Remembrance.  There will be options for those who cannot make it in person.  Be sure to bring a picnic lunch.  Please be sure to RSVP (email slhsinfo@sfsu.edu for RSVP QR code).  Look for an email with more information coming soon! 

The SF State Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences department is based on the following core values: collaboration, compassion, resilience, inquiry and investigation, life-long learning, professionalism, multiculturalism, leadership, mentorship, advocacy and internationalism. SLHS department Strategic Plan as well as our Position Statement on Supporting Students who are Non-native Speakers of Standard American English.

Student interns in the SLHS department are placed in internships all over the culturally and linguistically rich San Francisco Bay Area, including urban, suburban and rural schools, private practices, rehabilitation facilities, skilled nursing facilities, acute care medical settings and more. The SLHS department has access to over 20 school districts and 36 medical facilities that are available for placing SF State speech-language pathology interns through established memoranda of understanding (MOUs). Internship experiences range from low-income schools with predominantly English-language learners, to rehabilitation centers with war veterans, to clients with voice disorders, to patients with head injuries

2022 Fall Schedule

Office Hours

Monday – 9 a.m - 5 p.m. remote office hours

Tuesday – 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. & 5-6 p.m. remote hours

Wednesday – 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. & 5-6 p.m. remote hours

Thursday – 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. & 5-6 p.m. remote hours

Friday – 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. remote office hours

Closed for lunch 12-12:30 p.m.

Contact Information

Email: slhsinfo@sfsu.edu

Phone: Phone: (415) 338-1001

The Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences Department will be closed for the Thanksgiving Break starting Friday, November 18 through Friday, November 25.  Our office will be available again on Monday, November 28.


The mission of the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences (SLHS) at San Francisco State University is based on our commitment to antiracism and other forms of anti-discrimination as fundamental to our professions, and essential to our preparation of professionals to:

  • Identify, challenge and dismantle institutional, environmental, sociocultural, informational, attitudinal and linguistic barriers to accessible, equitable and transformative communication for individuals with communication disabilities and those whose right of expression are diminished or silenced;
  • Develop, model, disseminate and adopt best practices in the provision of equitable, competent, compassionate and culturally/linguistically responsive services to individuals with communication disabilities across the lifespan; and
  • To promotes linguistic diversity and recognize the use of different languages and Englishes among our students and professionals as an asset to our academic and professional community.


The vision of the SLHS department at SF State is to be a leader in the field of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences for advancing critical thinking, equity and scientific rigor. We aspire to meet the challenges of creating pathways for recruiting, supporting, retaining and nurturing high qualified students and professionals that represent diverse histories, identities, life experiences, and perspectives. The SLHS administration, faculty, student body and professional partners represent a community of practice that respects and supports individuals with communication disabilities; that integrates research with clinical practice; that embodies equity; and that fosters an inclusive student/professional community in service of accessible communication for all. 


The Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences {residential} at San Francisco State University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

The current accreditation cycle by CAA is 2017-2025.  Our curricula prepare students to meet the standards of ASHA certification, California state licensure in speech-language pathology, and the California Speech-Language Pathology Services Credential. Please visit our Prospective Students page for more information about how to apply to our program.


Clinic Spotlight

The Nicholas Certo Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic

The SLHS department also houses a speech-language clinic, which provides high quality and affordable speech-language services for individuals in the San Francisco Bay Area. The SLHS Clinic is an educational and training facility for master’s level clinicians. Graduate students provide screenings, diagnostic evaluations, and therapeutic services to children, adolescents, and adults. All services are performed under the direct supervision of a state-licensed and ASHA certified member of the faculty.

More information about the Speech-Language Clinic

Note: The following PDFs are in the process of being made full accessible. If you have difficulty reading the PDFs, please contact the SLHS Department at slhsinfo@sfsu.edu or (415) 338-1001.

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