Research is a critical part of graduate education. Research carried out by the faculty advances knowledge in general and allows new facts and ideas to be brought to the classroom and clinic. Student research is encouraged at both the master's and the doctoral degree levels.
Active research programs exist at The University of Iowa in all major areas of speech and hearing. Individual laboratories are maintained in the Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Center for the study of auditory physiology, auditory rehabilitation, clinical experimental and medical audiology, language disorders and intervention, neurology of speech and language, psychoacoustics, psycholinguistics, speech physiology, stuttering, and voice acoustics and biomechanics.