Welcome to the Department of Communication Disorders!

“Of all the gifts bestowed upon humanity, the ability to communicate is one of the most important. Any impairment of this ability can have far-reaching consequences, affecting every aspect of a person’s life, from learning, to work, to interactions with family, friends, and community. Speech-language pathologists provide services to prevent, diagnose, evaluate, and treat communication disorders.” (American Speech-Language Hearing Association)

Simply put, a degree in Communication Disorders will provide you with the opportunity to help individuals communicate.

As its principal responsibility the Department of Communication Disorders prepares students to make positive contributions to the professional community of speech-language pathology. Our students are life-long learners who understand and appreciate their civic and professional responsibilities.

We offer a pre-professional baccalaureate degree and a master’s degree in speech pathology. Our master’s program is nationally accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Speech Pathology and Audiology.

Our readily accessible faculty is committed to student success. We offer small classes and have faculty ready to assist you on your journey into the exciting field of communication disorders!

If you have an interest in our program please give us a call or stop by Smith Hall 143 to schedule an appointment. We would love for you to visit us!

Pam Holland, MA-CCC-SLP
Department Chair and Graduate Program Director


MUCD Graduate Program

SLPA Certificate Program at MU

100% of MUCD graduates have achieved a passing score on the National Praxis Exam every year for the past 5 years. Thank you to our hard-working faculty for playing a large role in their success!

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