Consistent with the mission of Marshall University and the College of Health Professions, the Department of Communication Disorders is committed to:

  • Offering broad-based undergraduate education and specific career-based graduate education.
  • Providing state-of-the-art, progressive, innovative education in the field of communication disorders to prepare the next generation of speech-language pathologists to take their ┬áplace in a culturally diverse, global society.
  • Providing the community access to excellent family-centered clinical services that integrates theory, research, and clinical practice.
  • Preparing students to become life-long learners.
  • Preparing students to contribute to both their profession and their community.
  • Preparing students to adhere to the highest standards of ethical practice.


Our vision is for our undergraduate and graduate education to be recognized as a program of excellence for the state of West Virginia and the region and to prepare students to take their place as future professionals in the field of communication disorders.

Strategic Plan 2022-2023

Strategic Plan 2021-2022

Strategic Plan 2020-2021