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Communication Sciences and Disorders

About the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSND) was established in 1969, as the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology. The Department’s name was later changed to its present one to reflect the broader scope of the fields of study contained within it. Prior to 1969, the undergraduate and graduate programs in speech-language pathology and audiology were part of the Speech and Theatre Department, with courses of study extending at least as far back as the 1950s.

From that time to the present, the Department has developed and offered programs that reflect growth, specialization and commitment to helping professionals and individuals with speech, language and hearing disorders. The Department’s programs are designed to provide basic and advanced professional preparation, with a strong commitment to theoretical and research foundations of clinical intervention. The Department now offers a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology (MA) and a clinical doctoral degree in Audiology (AuD).

Strategic Plan – Executive Summary

The strategic plan for the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Montclair State University for the 5-year period from
2019-2024 describes the vision and mission of the departmental programs. It also outlines our core values and belief that communication
is a right for all human beings. Our core values are: excellence, integrity, collaboration and advocacy. The core values are central in all
activities of the department and lead to the following goals:
Goal 1: Expand our educational offerings and clinical service delivery to the community.
Goal 2: Engage in interprofessional education and collaborative practice.
Goal 3: Recruit and retain additional qualified faculty/staff members.
Goal 4: Enhance and expand the on-campus and off-campus clinical practica experiences for the students.
Goal 5: Provide outreach to local schools, medical settings, area clinical service providers, senior centers and the Montclair State
University community.

The strategic plan includes objectives for each goal along with an indication of the individuals responsible, the metrics used to assess the success with meeting the objective and the timeline for meeting the objectives. For a copy of the plan please contact the department.

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Our Programs

In the audiology and speech-language pathology programs, you will learn to work with individuals across the lifespan who may face challenges with hearing and understanding sound and oral communication, producing speech accurately and fluently, processing or producing language, and swallowing and eating. Coursework will provide a strong academic foundation that covers every aspect of communication sciences and disorders. Graduates will be educated to meet the requirements for national certification and New Jersey state licensure so that you will be able to provide clinical services to those individuals who seek your expertise. Some graduates will be prepared to become successful academic researchers, future scientists and research collaborators. In our state of the art clinics and research facilities located in the heart of surrounding communities, you will gain the academic, clinical and professional skills to become audiologists or speech-language pathologists or scientists who study communication sciences and disorders.

Programs of Study

Facilities and Research

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is located just off the Montclair State University campus at 1515 Broad Street in Bloomfield, NJ. There you will find classrooms, computer labs, clinical and research facilities. The clinical facility provides opportunities for you to learn and develop the knowledge and skills that you will need to become successful clinicians. The research facilities provide you with the opportunity to participate in basic and applied research in audiology/hearing science and in speech-language pathology/speech-language research. You will also have the opportunity to engage in evidence-based studies to support clinical decision making. All facilities are state-of-the-art so that you will have the opportunities to learn using the latest technologies available.

Facilities and Research

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Our Faculty

Our academic faculty are uniquely qualified to serve as teachers and mentors as most have robust clinical experience that can be tied to the theoretical underpinnings of all clinical work. All academic faculty have experience working in clinical fields as research collaborators and/or serving as primary researchers in their chosen fields. Our clinical staff, who serve as supervisors, preceptors and, in some cases, classroom instructors, bring an unparalleled array of clinical experiences across the scopes of practice in audiology and speech-language pathology and across a wide variety of practice settings.

Meet our Faculty

Contact Us

Contact Center for Audiology and Speech Language Pathology
1515 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ, Building B
Contact Speech-Language Pathology (MA)
1515 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ, Building B
Contact Audiology (Au.D.)
1515 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ, Building B