Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders

Graduate Education Building, University of Arkansas

The Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders comprises seven independent academic programs that among them offer 15 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs. We teach the majority of our programs in Fayetteville, although we have a large and growing online presence. More than 35 full-time faculty members — in addition to some leading practitioners who lend their talents as adjunct faculty — serve more than 800 students each academic year. The department hosts the Speech and Hearing Clinic that has served Northwest Arkansas since 1960.

The Department of Counseling, Leadership, and Research Methods is succeeding the Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders on July 1, 2023.


Adult and Lifelong Learning
M.Ed. and Ed.D.

Offers an online master's degree and a blended doctoral degree. Students become facilitators of learning and leadership for adults in a variety of settings, including adult education agencies, community colleges and private sector institutions.

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Communication Sciences and Disorders
B.S. and M.S.

Offers undergraduate and graduate degrees for speech-language pathology. Students learn with expert researchers and clinicians how to serve clients with speech, language, swallowing and hearing disorders.

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Community College Leadership

Offers an online master's degree for those seeking career advancement at two-year institutions. Students learn evidence-based practices for leading community and technical colleges.

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Counselor Education and Supervision
M.S. and Ph.D.

Offers graduate degrees for aspiring counselors and counselor educators. Students learn with licensed counselors and researchers, and they can focus on addiction, mental health, rehabilitation, or school counseling.

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Educational Statistics and Research Methods
Ph.D. and graduate certificates

Offers a doctoral degree and graduate certificates related to data analysis. Doctoral students learn cutting-edge theory and statistics, and graduate students can earn certificates in program evaluation, measurement, educational psychology, and statistics and research methods.

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Higher Education
M.Ed. and Ed.D.

Offers graduate degree for aspiring and established higher education professionals. Most master's students have assistantships on campus; most doctoral students work in higher education and plan on assuming leadership positions at two-year or four-year institutions.

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Human Resource & Workforce Development
B.S.E., M.Ed. and Ed.D.

Offers online undergraduate and graduate degrees that prepare students for workplace success. Undergraduate students combine the degree requirements with prior coursework to earn a bachelor's degree; graduate students learn how to lead and develop a variety of organizations.

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