COVID-19 UPDATE – Message from the Marshall University Speech and Hearing Center

Dear Patrons of the Marshall University Speech and Hearing Center,

On behalf of the faculty and staff in the Department of Communication Disorders and the Marshall University Speech and Hearing Center (MUSHC), we would like to express our sincere gratitude that you have chosen Marshall University Speech and Hearing Center for your communication and swallowing needs. As you know, we are dedicated to excellent, evidence-based service provision as well as student education. As we are a unique outpatient clinic located in a university setting, we must adhere to guidelines set by the administration at Marshall University.

Marshall University’s President, Jerome Gilbert publicized a statement on March 11, 2020 which modified the university calendar.

Our top priority is the health and safety of our clients, families, employees and students. It is because of this, we decided to temporarily close our doors effective March 12, 2020. It is our intention to re-open at the earliest possible date. We will keep you informed as we are provided guidance.

We continue to maintain that family support is essential to achieving outcomes. This is more important now, than ever. The faculty and students will be working to create home programs, as appropriate. They will either be emailed to you or mailed directly to your home. Your faculty supervisor will be in contact with you regarding your preference. Additionally, we will be sending ideas and education via our Facebook page.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Pamela J. Holland (304-696-2985), the Program Director, or Sarah Clemins (304-696-3246), the Director of Clinical Education, if you have questions or concerns.

We wish you the best of health and safety now and always.


The Marshall University Speech and Hearing Center


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