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Communication Sciences and Disorders

In our programs, you will learn to work with children, adults and the elderly who have difficulty with hearing, speech and the ability to process language. Coursework will provide a strong academic foundation that covers every aspect of communication sciences and disorders. Graduates will be trained to meet the requirements for certification and licensure, as well as to become successful academic researchers and future scientists. In our state of the art clinics and research facilities located both on campus and in the heart of surrounding communities, students will gain the professional skills to become audiologists, speech-language pathologists, scientists and academic researchers in communication sciences and disorders with the additional courses and training necessary for those certifications.

Career Opportunities

  • Speech Pathologist
  • Language Pathologist
  • Audiologist
  • Recreational Therapist
  • Speech And Language Specialist
  • Speech And Hearing Therapy Director

Undergraduate Programs

Minor in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

The Minor in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology is an eighteen-credit sequence of courses that fulfills the undergraduate prerequisites for admission to graduate programs and certification and licensure in the field. The minor provides an overview and critical foundational knowledge in the field of communication sciences and disorders.

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Graduate Programs

MA in Communication Sciences and Disorders

The MA program is a full-time, two-and-a-half-year residential program that prepares students for a career as speech-language pathologists who meet the certification and licensure requirements of state, national, and professional agencies. Students complete a series of clinical practicum hours and externships at hospitals, public schools, and rehabilitation facilities.

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PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders

The Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders prepares students to have successful careers in academia as researchers, scholars, and teachers. This is not an advanced clinical degree, and therefore includes rigorous coursework and intensive research experiences, culminating in the completion of an original research dissertation. Depending on entry level and full – or part-time enrollment, the projected time to degree-completion is three to seven years.

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AuD in Audiology

The Doctorate in Audiology is a full-time, four-year program that includes academic coursework, clinical practicum, and research experience. The program culminates with a nine-month, full-time clinical externship and leads to a Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree.

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