Communication Sciences and Disorders

The Communications Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Department provides academic and professional education for entry-level clinical practice of speech-language pathologists to acquire knowledge and skills in both normal and abnormal speech, language, cognition, swallowing, and hearing. 

The CSD Department offers a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology, which was awarded candidacy accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.  This is a “pre-accreditation” status with the CAA, awarded to developing or emerging programs for a maximum period of five years.

The curriculum design of our MS program is interdisciplinary in nature, adopting problem-based learning approaches in teaching, clinical, research and service activities with other university departments and Health Professions programs.  The curriculum provides a multifaceted learning environment, including classroom, laboratory, and clinical practicum experiences.