Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) is one of eight departments in the College of Education and Professional Studies (COEPS). The departmental mission is twofold. First, the department provides the academic and clinical preparation for undergraduate students in normal communication processes and introductory skill development in communication disorders. Second, the department provides a comprehensive academic and clinical program for graduate students including on-campus and off-site clinical experiences that culminate in the requisite Master’s degree for practice as a state licensed and ASHA certified speech-language pathologist.
Graduate Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders
The Master of Science (M.S.) Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders prepares students to become speech-language pathology professionals who can assess, diagnose and treat clients of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and to practice across the lifespan and across all settings.
Specific missions of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders are:
· To prepare speech-language pathology professionals of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds to assess, diagnose and treat clients of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds; and
· To act as a resource for the University and community by serving as consultants, facilitators and authorities in the various areas of communication disorders.
The overall vision of the CSD department is to be recognized regionally and nationally for its exceptional clinical education program and its dedicated network of faculty, clinical instructors and alumni.