The SLHS Team hopes you are having a fantastic first week of the semester!  It's been wonderful to get so see so many of you. Please always let us know whenever you need more support, by contacting your instructors, the Department Chair or emailing slhsinfo@sfsu.edu.  

Please email slhsinfo@sfsu.edu to set up an academic advising appointment.  Be sure to see an academic advisor once every semester.

Faculty Strike:  There was a CSU system-wide faculty strike planned for the week of January 22 - 26.  However, it has been called off.  This planned strike was in response to a walk-out of CSU Management during bargaining.  



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.  Please see our SLHS Department Strategic Plan as well as our Position Statement on Supporting Students who are Non-native Speakers of Standard American English.  You can also download our previous CD Program Strategic Plan.


For a shorter, more concise version of our Strategic Plan, please download our Strategic Plan Executive Summary.


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.

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

    Tuesday – 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. & 5 - 6:30 p.m. remote hours

    Wednesday – 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. & 5 - 6:30 p.m. remote hours

    Thursday – 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. & 5 - 6:30 p.m. remote hours

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

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

    Email: slhsinfo@sfsu.edu

    Phone: (415) 338-1001


    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.) education program in Speech Language Pathology {residential} at San Francisco State University 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, 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 The Nicholas Certo Speech, Language and Hearing 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 The Nicholas Certo Speech, Language and Hearing 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.

    For PDF files, you'll need Adobe Acrobat 5.0 or above to view it. If you need Adobe Acrobat Reader it's available free from Adobe.