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Message from the Chair


Welcome to the Department of Communication Disorders at Texas State University! Located in the professionally diverse College of Health Professions, Texas State’s Department of Communication Disorders trains future speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and communication scientists who share a commitment to life-long learning and acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary to provide the utmost care to those they serve professionally.

The Department of Communication Disorders at Texas State University is a wonderful place to pursue your education. Its rich history of first class clinical training for students and providing services to San Marcos and surrounding areas is unmatched. This deep-rooted tradition coupled with the innovative applied research being produced by the faculty is the perfect storm of educational environments that make us the Rising Star of Texas and the premiere institution in the state of Texas for producing certified and licensed speech-language pathology graduates.

We strive to provide undergraduate students with the academic background enabling them to successfully enter graduate education in Communication Disorders. The master's program in speech-language pathology at Texas State University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Our graduates are prepared to meet the growing need of caring speech and hearing professionals in hospitals, public schools, rehabilitation centers, long term care facilities, private practices, home care, and more!

The Department of Communication Disorders will be moving to the Round Rock campus in 2018; it is an exciting and important opportunity for Texas State University! This move will include a brand new facility built to cater to the ever-growing needs and opportunities of the department, as well as room to grow the CDIS community.

It is a wonderful time to be a Bobcat! While the journey will not be easy, the destination will make it worth it. Please visit us often as we make updates to this site and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Valarie B. Fleming, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Chair and Associate Professor
Department of Communication Disorders

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