Graduate students are advised by their faculty mentors. Students should individually consult with faculty academic advisors on a regular basis—not just to pre-register—but also to communicate regularly about progress toward the degree and one’s professional development. Students are free to change advisors at any time prior to preparation for comprehensive examinations, especially as students begin to work with individual faculty in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

For general questions about graduate studies, students may contact the Directors of Graduate Studies for the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders:

Kelly Schmidt Clay, Ph.D.
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Director of AuD Studies
127D Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Center
319-384-4702
kelly-m-schmidt@uiowa.edu

Eileen Finnegan, Ph.D.
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Director of MA/SLP Studies
127C Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Center
319-335-8717
eileen-finnegan@uiowa.edu

Jean K. Gordon, Ph.D.
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Director of PhD Studies
334D Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Center
319-335-8729
jean-k-gordon@uiowa.edu

For admissions questions or to schedule a visit, contact:
Mary Jo Yotty
Graduate Admissions Secretary
319-335-8719
mary-yotty@uiowa.edu

Graduate Handbook / Advising Worksheets and Forms

Student Guide to Graduate Study (2021-2022)
Previous editions: 2020-2021, 2019-2020, 2018-2019