School of Health and Human Sciences

The Communication Sciences and Disorders program was established in 1967. It prepares both Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology students for graduate study.

The CSD Department Offers Three Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science provides a pre-professional program for those preparing for graduate study in speech-language pathology or audiology.The major is designed to satisfy some requirements for the NC license in speech-language pathology or audiology, although no license is awarded until completion of the master’s degree in speech-language pathology and the Au.D. or Ph.D. in audiology.
  • Master of Arts  is accredited by the Council of Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and provides academic and clinical instruction sufficient for the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in speech-language pathology awarded by ASHA and licensure in the state of North Carolina. This is a two year full time program.
  • Doctor of Philosophy is designed for advanced study in communication sciences and disorders, intersecting disciplines, and development of research and teaching strategies. Part and full time study is available and can take from four to seven years to complete.