The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders provides each of our students with an outstanding education that's rich in research and clinical experiences, all occurring alongside a strong and practical general education.

Our focus is personalized professional preparation of students in communication sciences and disorders, preparing our graduates to serve the public. In accomplishing this mission, the department pursues excellence and distinction in all of its programs, and promotes faculty development through research, creative activities, and continuing scholarship.

By the Numbers- SLP Graduate Program

 

93
Enrollment in Speech Pathology graduate program, Fall 2020

28-32
Typical number of new applicants accepted in the fall semester

15-20
Typical number of new applicants accepted in the spring semester

10
Typical number of applicants placed on a wait list

10
Number of faculty members with Ph.D.s

6
Number of clinical supervision staff

120
Typical number of clients enrolled in the Roy Eblen Speech and Hearing Clinic

33
Typical number of off-campus cooperative venues per academic year

45
Typical number of  internship venues averaged per semester

52%
Proportion of graduate students receiving GA or Tuition assistance

98%+
Proportion of graduate students who complete the program in 5 semesters

100%
Proportion of faculty members teaching graduate-level coursework

100%
Proportion of faculty members who supervise clinical practice

100%
Proportion of graduate students who are enrolled full-time

97%
Pass rate for Praxis exam for 2016-2019

98%
Job placement rate for new M.A. students

Communication Arts Center

Strategic Plan

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders provides undergraduate and graduate students excellent opportunities for academic and clinical learning, research, and public service within the context of a strong liberal arts education.

The main focus is personalized professional preparation of students in communication sciences and disorders to serve the public. In accomplishing this mission, the Department pursues excellence and distinction in all its programs; promotes faculty development through research, creative activities, progressive teaching and continuing scholarship.

Vision and Goals:

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders will be a national model of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education through personalized and innovative instruction, clinical experiences, community engagement and research.

To achieve this vision, the Department will:

  • Provide excellent student learning experiences and training in the classroom and clinic;
  • Recruit and retain outstanding faculty who are active in academic and clinical teaching, research and scholarship
  • Demonstrate integrity, responsibility, and the highest ethical standards in all of our endeavors
  • Contribute to the community and professions at the local, state, national, and international levels;
  • Collaborate with health care and education providers in interprofessional settings.

students working with departmental equipment

Areas of Focus