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Degree and Certificate Programs

Communication Sciences Degrees and Certificate

The department of Communication Sciences and Disorders offers undergraduate and advanced degrees options in Audiology, Speech and Hearing Science, Speech-Language Pathology and Speech-Language Pathology Assistant.


Speech & Hearing Science Degree

The undergraduate major in Speech & Hearing Science (SPHS) from the department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) is a preprofessional degree for speech-language pathology and/or audiology.

Admission Requirements

The Four Year Plan

Course Sequence / Online Courses


Speech-Language Pathology Degree

The Master of Science (MS) degree in speech-language pathology(SLP) is an intensive program, normally involving a minimum of 5 semesters (one year, nine months) of study and full-time clinical practicum training.

Course Sequence

Non-CSD Major Applicants


Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

This certificate program is a post-baccalaureate graduate-level clinical training program designed to prepare students for a career in public schools as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA). 

Communication Sciences

PhD Program

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders requires advanced coursework, independent research, and an in depth understanding of topics in one's area of specialization.

Admission Requirements & Additional Requirements

Joint MS/PhD Requirements

Communication Sciences

AuD Program

The professional doctorate (AuD) program is a 4-year post-baccalaureate degree that is designed to meet all requirements for national accreditation and clinical certification in audiology.

AuD Course Sequence

Non-CSD Major Applicants

Program Links

Program Application

If you are a student who is looking to apply to clinical education programs for Communication Science & Disorders Programs, you can access the application here.

Graduate Program Grade Policy

The Graduate School requires that students maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 in order to graduate. Learn more about the graduate grading policy.

Contact Us

Sarah Hargus Ferguson, PhD, CCC-A

Director of Graduate Studies, Audiology

Robert Kraemer, PhD, CCC-SLP

SLP Graduate Program Director

Skyler Jennings, PhD, Au.D. CCC-A

PhD Program Director

Stacy Shumway Manwaring, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Leigh Ann Benevides

Student Information Coordinator