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The Department of Communication Disorders is housed within the College of Health Professions. We offer an undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders and both a Master of Arts and a Master of Science degree in Communication Disorders. Those students who elect to write a Master's thesis earn an MA degree. Graduate students also have the opportunity to participate in our Bilingual/Multicultural Cognate.  Our graduate program is accredited by the Council of Academic Accreditation from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in speech-language pathology.

What is a Communication Disorder?

A communication disorder affects an individual's ability to hear, speak, understand, read, and/or write. The various types of communication disorders an individual can exhibit include: fluency, articulation, voice, swallowing, cognitive, and language disorders.

Which Professionals Assess and Treat Individuals Exhibiting Communication Disorders?

Speech-language pathologists diagnose and treat communication disorders. Speech pathologists are employed in a variety of settings including: public schools, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing care facilities, community clinics, colleges and universities, private practice, health departments, home care, adult day care centers, and research laboratories. Speech-language pathologists also assess and treat swallowing disorders, cognitive-communication disorders, and auditory processing disorders.