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While many graduates in the Hearing and Speech Sciences (HESP) program at the University of Maryland go on to pursue graduate school in Speech Pathology or Audiology, these are not the only options for someone with a Bachelors in HESP.

Use this information as a place to start exploring your career interests. Review additional resources below and on the Feller Center's website. 

Start Exploring Career Titles/Work Areas

Use the sample job and internship titles (mentioned above) to start exploring career paths. The links below provide a short overview of the positions.

Resources: Career Planning 

Not sure where to start in planning your post-graduation activities? Start by reviewing these resources.

Other Careers Related to HESP/Allied Fields

Many HESP students choose to pursue careers in other fields that still require graduate school:

The resources below offer a brief overview of the graduate school application process and information on some of the more popular Hearing and Speech Sciences graduate degrees.

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Start researching your career path of interest to identify the educational requirements. The list below includes programs/degrees that UMD HESP undergraduates have pursued.

  • Adelphi University, Speech-Language Pathology, MS
  • George Washington University , Speech Language Pathology, MS
  • Hunter College, Speech Language Pathology, MS
  • Ithaca College, Speech/Language Pathology, MS
  • James Madison University, Speech/Language Pathology, MS
  • Kean University, Speech/Language Pathology, MS
  • Loyola University, Maryland, Speech/Language Pathology, MA
  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy , Nursing, MS
  • MGH Institute of Health Professions, Hearing and Speech Sciences, MS
  • Molloy College, Speech/Language Pathology, MS
  • Montclair State University, Audiology, Doctoral
  • New York Medical College, Speech/Language Pathology, MS
  • New York University, Communicative Sciences & Disorders, MS
  • Northeastern University, Speech/Language Pathology, MS
  • Purdue University, Speech/Language Pathology, Ph.D.
  • Rush University, Speech/Language Pathology, MS
  • St. Johns University, Speech Language Pathology, Master's Degree
  • Towson University, Speech/Language Pathology, Ph.D.
  • University of Alabama- Tuscaloosa, Speech/Language Pathology, MS
  • University of Kansas, Speech/Language Pathology, Ph.D.
  • University of North Carolina, Speech/Language Pathology, Master's
  • University of Maryland, Audiology, Au.D.
  • University of Maryland, Speech/Language Pathology, MA
  • University of Pittsburgh, Speech/Language Pathology, MS
  • University of Pittsburgh, Audiology, Au.D.
  • University of South Florida, Audiology, Doctoral
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Speech/Language Pathology,  MA
  • Vanderbilt University, Speech Language Pathology, Master's

Application tips:

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Skills Developed: HESP Major

Skills lead to jobs. Which skills do you possess?

  • Assess your skills, abilities, interests, and values and explore how they relate to career options.
  • Skills inventory - get started identifying your unique assets.

HESP majors have skills in…

  • Accumulating and interpreting information
  • Analytical skills
  • Basic Statistics
  • Contending analytical and theoretical approaches
  • Critical thinking
  • Interpersonal communication skills
  • Oral and written communication
  • Proactive and display initiative
  • Quantitative and qualitative methods
  • Research
  • Research methods
  • Understanding of multidisciplinary work
  • Writing skills
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Gain Experience

HESP undergraduates at UMD have opportunities to gain research experience in labs run by HESP faculty, develop clinical skills,  join student organizations, and volunteer for various organizations and events. The list below offers options to gain more experience and test out your interests.

Sample list of opportunities

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PULSAR Undergraduate Program

PULSAR is an interdisciplinary program for undergraduate students.  The University of Maryland has the largest and most integrated team of language scientists in North America, and PULSAR enables undergraduates to tap into this unique resource, providing them with opportunities beyond those found in their primary major.

Build Connections

After researching career paths, consider talking with people working in your field of interest to gain inside information. The links below provide sample events where you may be able to meet professionals in your field of interest. Use these opportunities to learn more about your field of interest, establish new networking contacts, and informational interviews.

Consider reviewing state and national associations to access career path information and even attend association sponsored events to network with professionals in your field of interest.